Book Tickets Online

About

Discovering the Romans

Venue: Central Museum

A chance for children to deepen their understanding of the Romans, and explore everyday Roman life and beliefs.

National Curriculum: KS2 - History (The Romans)

Time Required: Up to 60 children 2 hrs.

Cost: £3.50 per child. Teachers & helpers free.

There are three activities which can be associated with this visit:

Slide Show/Handling Session. Our guide-lecturer will lead a session allowing children to handle genuine Roman artefacts and deduce their use. There may also be a short slide show.

Planetarium Show: This allows us to explore the Roman beliefs through mythological legends, which are depicted in the constellations of the night sky. A particular focus is placed upon those star patterns visible at the date of the visit.

Museum Displays: Using worksheets to provide direction children can discover aspects of Roman life through our displays, which include Roman pottery and coins.

'The Victorian Experience' School Visit

Central Museum houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology. Displays reflect the story of Southend's growth as a major seaside destination and its rich natural history and fishing heritage.

'The Night Sky' School Visit

The Southend Museum Service comprises four sites, and each can help schools to explore different areas of the National Curriculum including History, Art and Science.

Guide Prices

Cost: £3.50 per child. Teachers & helpers free.

Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic site

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      23
    • Very Good
      21
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      5
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      Follow A127 into Southend town centre. Central Museum is signposted on left just north of Southend Victoria railway station.


      The nearest railway station is Southend victoria, which is 0 miles away.

      Central Museum Corporate

      Type:Educational Visits

      Central Museum, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ES

      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 54 reviews54 reviews
      Close window

      Call direct on:

      Tel+44 (0)1702 434449

      What's Nearby

      1. Central Museum

        An Edwardian building housing displays of archaeology, natural history, social and local…

        0 miles away
      2. Focal Point Gallery supports the production and presentation of new and recent…

        0.15 miles away
      3. Southend Central Museum and Planetarium is home to an exciting selection of…

        0.21 miles away
      4. A stunning Grade I listed Priory and the oldest continuously occupied building in…

        0.65 miles away
      1. An outstanding 634 acre site situated off the Old Leigh coastline with a lagoon at its…

        0.66 miles away
      2. Adventure Island is the U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea's…

        0.82 miles away
      3. The Ultimate Indoor Play Centre

        Welcome to Adventure Inside, Southend’s No.1 Family…

        0.82 miles away
      4. Southend Pier Museum

        Brings to life the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. Artefacts,…

        0.84 miles away
      5. The Historic Cliff Lift has a valuable position in modern Southend, offering a practical…

        0.85 miles away
      6. The Beecroft Art Gallery holds over 2000 works of art ranging from 17th century Dutch…

        0.85 miles away
      7. If you walk along Southend-on-Sea's High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn…

        0.88 miles away
      8. Jubilee Beach
        0.99 miles away
      9. Westcliff Beach
        0.99 miles away
      10. Southchurch Hall Gardens

        Ornamental gardens, including large ponds with fish and waterfowl around a medieval hall.

        1 miles away
      11. Southchurch Hall is medieval moated manor house, which dates to the early 14th century…

        1.02 miles away
      12. Sea Life Adventure Aquarium is the South-East’s premier aquatic attraction with over 40…

        1.1 miles away
      13. Garon Park

        Garon Park is formed from a semi-natural bowl with plenty of space for temporary seating…

        1.27 miles away
      14. METAL provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and…

        1.42 miles away
      Previous Next

      Related

      Central Museum, Southend-on-SeaAn Edwardian building housing displays of archaeology, natural history, social and local history. Hands-on discovery centre and Planetarium.

      Southend Central Museum & Planetarium, Southend-on-SeaSouthend Central Museum and Planetarium is home to an exciting selection of internationally significant archaeology, including a permanent display of the incredible Anglo Saxon Prittlewell Princely Burial. Alongside some unique Natural History specimens and some beautiful examples of world renowned…

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss