Roman Dig Experience

  • Cost 14.30 per student
  • Excavate, record and interpret a recreated Roman provincial site
  • Explore the Museum’s collection of ancient artefacts
  • In line with Year 11 and 12 ancient history and archaeology subject areas
  • Teachers’ risk assessments
  • 4 hours including breaks
  • Minimum 20, Maximum 60 Student
  • (For groups larger than 30 students, please contact our education officers for options.)


The Roman Dig program is divided into the following sections.

Practical Archaeology: Roman

Students are invited to excavate a recreated Roman provincial site. They will present hypotheses on the sequence of events based on interpretation of their evidence. Students are guided through practical archaeological excavation and recording techniques and information will be available to help them identify their finds. Ethical and practical issues in archaeology are discussed, such as the treatment of human remains and what the scientific analysis of these remains can tell us about ancient remains. This program will help students to develop skills in critical analysis of primary evidence.

Explore the Museum

Explore the Museum’s collection of ancient art and artefacts including ancient Roman glassware, pottery, sculpture, and dress accessories. Students are encouraged to choose and discuss their favourite objects in the collection. Activity sheets are available for teachers to download.

Cost 14.30 per student, Booking Deposit $50. Deposit deducted from total amount payable.


Master site plan record for teachers A3

Individual artefact record

Individ grid record senior

Archaeological Dig – Risk Assessment

Museum Risk Assessment