Museum of Somerset

A group of 3rd Form pupils travelled to the Museum of Somerset, Taunton, last week.

The group saw one of the most iconic Roman works of art in the UK, the Low Ham mosaic, which depicts scenes from Vergil’s epic poem, the Aeneid, and the love affair between Dido and Aeneas. The pupils were also able to study artefacts, such as Roman jewellery and household items within the exhibition.

In the Education Centre, pupils were able to touch original Roman findings, such as pottery fragments, unearthed in archaeological excavations in Somerset, before making their own Roman coins using original designs and a hammer. The pupils enjoyed the trip and left with a strong sense  of the Roman presence surrounding us.