Roman Buxton

Roman Buxton

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery 60 mins Guided

Workshop Overview

In this immersive and interactive puppetry and storytelling performance you will meet and work with characters from Roman Britain. It is the 2nd century in the Peak District and our Roman soldier is about to retire from the 3rd Cohort Bracara Augusta. He is planning to use his savings go in to business with his best friend, a local Corieltavi tribe member and popular local jeweller. But they’ve lost their hoard, and need help with some ‘get rich quick’ ideas to raise money fast. Perhaps a pottery repair studio, jewellery design shop, or a spot of gambling with knucklebones? Can you help them?

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British history - (Roman Britain / iron age to Anglo Saxons) / local history – extended period study (hoards and burials) Archaeology


Comparing numbers - measuring and comparing data. Measuring / Sorting and Counting Currency


Spoken language - use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas / participate in discussions, presentations, performances and debates. Writing - Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own / noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary

Practical information

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Our suggested themed itinerary

Why not make a full day of your visit to Buxton by combining up to 3 different workshops visiting multiple venues to suit your requirements and learning outcomes.


Drop off at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road. Welcome and safety briefing.

10:00 AM - Roman Buxton (Buxton Museum)

Learn a story of Roman visitors to Buxton, with the Fabula Aquae puppet performance and workshop. Can you help our auxilliary soldier save enough denarii for retirement?

11:00 AM - Buxton: Water and Wellness (The Pump Room)

Fast forward nearly 2000 years to 20th Century Buxton, where people are still visiting the special wells to take the pure clean spring waters. A lot has changed over time…or has it?

12:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK (Buxton Town / Poole's Cavern)

Travel via coach (or on foot if you’re not too hungry!) to Poole’s Cavern and Country Park to take lunch and prepare for the afternoon’s excitement!

1:15 PM - SPECTACULAR CAVE TOUR (Poole's Cavern)
Join an expert cave guide to explore the spectacular ancient Poole’s Cavern cave system.
2.15pm - End of day
Collection at the coach park at Poole’s Cavern or a brisk walk back to the train station.

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