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This week the Schools and Young Audiences team are back and bringing you resources and ideas for #HomeLearning focusing on an area of the Museum collection.


Up this week, ancient Rome!


Join us on social media using #MuseumFromHome and #HomeLearning


All the best

The Schools and Young Audiences Team


Pompeii Live text with a gold snake bracelet

Pompeii Live 

Running time: 59 minutes
Age rating: 12A 

Join a host of famous historians in this live broadcast from our 2013 blockbuster exhibition, adapted specially for schools! 

Explore the exhibition highlight objects as never seen before and hear the fascinating human stories we can learn from them.

Watch now


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Roman Music 

Age 7 - 12

Explore the different musical instruments from the Roman period in this mini-lesson for schools using instruments in our collection. 


Why not have a go making your own version of a Roman trumpet by rolling a sheet of paper into a cone and blowing through it?

Download now


Emperor Hadrian image

Emperor Hadrian 

Teaching History with 100 Objects

What can this bronze head of the emperor Hadrian tell us about the Roman empire and how leadership and propaganda were used? 


Follow the teaching information and links to find out how this head would have made part of a life sized statue and why it was erected using the Teaching History with 100 Objects website. 

Explore now

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Gold aureus commemorating the consecration of Emperor Hadrian, Rome, Italy, AD 138.

Pompeii Live: Gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake, Roman, 1st century AD.

Two wooden auloi (pipes); Athens, Greece, 5th – 4th century BC.

Bronze head of Emperor Hadrian, Roman, AD 101 –  200.

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