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Reading Ancient School Room ~ Ure Museum

Ever wanted to find out what going to school was like in Roman times?

Or what papyrus rolls, wax tablets and ostraca are like to use?

Now you can find out!

The Reading Ancient Schoolroom will be running on Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd February 2020

Booking for entry at a particular time is essential, as the space in the schoolroom is strictly limited; once you enter you may stay as long as you want, but most participants tend to stay about 2 hours.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult at all times. Although we have had participants as young as four years old, younger children require close supervision that we cannot ourselves provide, and the university campus is not set up to be safe for unsupervised young children.

Please specify the ages of children when making bookings, so that we can be sure that appropriate materials are available.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Education Officer
0118 3786990

Where to go

Ure Museum
University of Reading

Time / Date Details

When is it on
On Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd February 2020
Time of day
Session Information
11am to 5pm

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 per person per session. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Age Ranges
6+ years
Referral required

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.