Roman Villa Time Detectives

Bancroft Roman Villa - Media

Let your class become history detectives and step back in time to the Roman Period at Bancroft Roman Villa.

Students will get to explore the site where the Bancroft Roman Villa was discovered, carrying out challenges to increase their understanding of the period, develop their inference skills and become more engaged with their local history. Students will find out about villa life and create a mini mosaic. 

There is also the option to extend the trip and continue the adventure at Milton Keynes Museum to see and get hands-on with some real and replica Roman artefacts (including the famous mosaics found on site). Students will learn more about life at Bancroft Villa through daily objects such as toilet sponges and toiletries, learn the rules of a Roman board game, and write on wax tablets.

Please note, this session is appropriate for Year 4-6 only.
We are only able to run this session March-October. 

Roman Mosaic

Option 1

Single session located at the Bancroft Roman Villa site and led by The Parks Trust's Outdoor Learning Team.

  • Up to 30 students.
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:15 (1hr 45min)
  • Price: £3 per student

Please download the session overview here.

Option 2

Includes the session at the Bancroft Roman Villa Site (as above), as well as 2 sessions at Milton Keynes Museum led by their staff. Up to 30 students.

Time Activity
9:30 - 11:15 Bancroft Roman Villa Site
11:15 - 11:50 Walk or Coach to Milton Keynes Museum (toilet and snack time). This is the responsibility of the school, although TPT can provide directions.
11:50 - 12:50 Session 1 at MK Musuem
12:50 - 13:20 Lunch time (access to indoor area if it rains)
13:20 - 14:30 Session 2 at MK Musuem
14:30 Return to School

Price: £7 per student

Booking Conditions

Outdoor Learning Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about these sessions, please get in touch with us on or phone us on 01908 972 950.




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