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Education Visits & Walks

The Trimontium Museum offers schools a chance to find out about life at the frontier of the Roman Empire through the lives of the people of Trimontium and the artefacts they left behind.

Our fantastic 5 star museum uses audio visual, touch screens and activities to engage education groups in the Trimontium story and they may even get a chance to dress up!

We tailor each education visit to the needs to the school and are happy to accommodate a variety of requests, time frames and needs.

Children wearing hi-vis vests interact with a flat computer screen in the museum gallery.

As well as visiting the museum, you can also choose to include, depending on your available time and transport:

  • Roman themed craft activities – we offer Roman coin design, helmet design, Roman writing and many more
  • Learning Resources– we use activity sheets to enhance interpretation of the gallery, which include a treasure hunt, drawing items on display and quiz
  • Handling Session – we have a variety of original and replica Roman and Iron Age artefacts available for handling. We can focus on army artefacts or daily life, or a mixture of both depending on learning requirements
  • A Walk at the Trimontium Fort Site – if your group has transport we can offer a walk at the actual Fort Site, a 5 minute drive from the museum. Although there are few visible remains, we can interpret the site further by looking at the surrounding environment and the clues left behind. Due to changeable Borders weather, we would only recommend this option between May -September.

Practical Information & Facilities

  • Toilets – available at the museum. There are also 2 accessible toilets. There are no toilet facilities at the Fort site.
  • Access – for further information about accessibility, please click here. We are happy to adapt to any specific requirements your group may have.
  • Lunch Area – We have an additional site at Abbey House, which has a lovely garden area with picnic benches and a grassy space for children to run off some energy. In wet weather, we can provide shelter at the Ormiston next to the museum.
  • Shop – there is a shop at the museum, which you can choose to visit or not.
  • Risk Assessments – you can download a current risk assessment for the museum here. You can download a risk assessment for the fort site here.
  • Transport & Parking – There is a coach park opposite Melrose Abbey, although you can drop off outside the museum. To get to the Fort site, transport is necessary and parking is at the Leaderfoot Viaduct.


We also welcome enquiries from schools across the Scottish Borders area and further afield who are studying the Romans as part of their curriculum. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! We have a range of ways that we can support your activities, including:

  • Ask the Curator style support via online session, to a class undertaking Roman research
  • Create a museum display in class – support with presentation, interpretation, labelling design etc
  • Handling sessions in class
  • We can also offer Travel & Tourism workshops, focussing on aspects of museum management and interpretation, suitable for Nat 5 and above.

Please email schools@trimontium.co.uk or call 01835 342788 to discuss how we can support your project or download our Booking Form and Price List (Word, 38kb).

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