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Author Caroline Lawrence

Bring your little (and big) ones for free Roman-inspired family activities in the majestic surrounds of Guildhall Yard and London’s Roman Amphitheatre where there’ll be plenty to keep young centurions, budding Ciceros, Lara Crofts or Indiana Joneses entertained.

There are events for adults too, including a 12 week mosaic workshop and a new display featuring David Roberts' The Forum.

Find out more about Londinium - the City's Roman story.

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  1. Art gallery and amphitheatre tours 27 JULY - 29 OCTOBER - Guildhall Art Gallery & London’s Roman Amphitheatre Introductory Tours
    27 JULY - 29 OCTOBER - Explore London's first entertainment venue – London’s Roman Amphitheatre - discovered in 1988. Led by City Guides, join a free tour and learn about the history and discovery of the Amphitheatre. When: Tues, Fri & Sat: 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm; tours last 45mins (excluding 16-17 Sep) FREE. Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  2. The Forum of Rome 30 AUGUST - 1 JANUARY - The Forum of Rome
    David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome forms the centrepiece of a new display in Guildhall art gallery which explores why the forum was so important in the Roman world, how it would have looked, and what exactly happened there. The display also examines the painting in the context of Roberts’ Roman series, his wider work, and depictions of the Grand Tour by other artists. When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12noon-4pm. FREE. Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  3. Mosaic workshop 2 SEPTEMBER - 14 OCTOBER - Roman Mosaics Workshop
    2 SEPTEMBER - 14 OCTOBER - Be inspired by the incredible mosaic creations of the Romans and create your own to take home during a seven-week workshop programme. These workshops will teach participants about Roman mosaic-making, especially those created in Londinium, and adopt traditional mosaic making methods to enable you to fashion your own creation. Tuition and materials are included; appropriate for both experienced and novice artists. Please note, there are only 12 places available. When: Sat 2pm-4pm (excluding 16 Sep). Admission: £45. Where: Guildhall Art Gallery (Heritage Gallery Study Room) Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  4. Lunchtime tour of Roman Amphitheatre 14 SEPTEMBER - Free Lunchtime Tours of London's Roman Amphitheatre
    Join a 40-minute tour of the amphitheatre with resident archaeologist Andrew Lane. Find out more about the capital’s oldest sports arena and one of the most important buildings in Roman London. No booking necessary, just turn up. When: 1.15pm, 2.15pm. FREE. Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  5. Roman object handling 15 SEPTEMBER - Free Lunchtime Roman Object Handling Session
    Ever wanted to handle something nearly 2,000 years old? Join a trained archaeologist for the chance to get your mitts on some genuine roman antiquities. No booking necessary. When: 1.15pm-3.15pm. FREE. Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
  6. Children's London 21 - 22 OCTOBER - Liberiorum Londinium (Children's London)
    Join this family friendly walk that introduces children to life as a Roman citizen. Discover the remains of the Roman fort and what life was like as a militis (soldier), shop for foods that the Romans would have eaten, visit the entertainments at the amphitheatre, and learn a little Latin along the way. When: 3.30pm. FREE - no booking required, just turn up. Where: Meet at Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE
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