Family Fun – Lighting up with the Romans! Making Roman oil lamps

Families who came to this month's Family Fun enjoyed discovering how the Romans used oil lamps to light up their homes and buildings. They got a chance to get their hands messy by working with clay to create and decorate their very own lamps.


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Participants also had the chance to handle real Roman objects which were excavated from the Roman Bathhouse in Cobham. Using their detective skills the children and guardians tried to uncover the objects function.




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'Lighting up with the Romans' was part of a series of Family Fun events held by Elmbridge Museum once a month on Saturday between 2:00-4:30pm. Our next workshop, 'Say aaaahhh!' is on Saturday March 5th. Explore the history of dentistry and create your own toothy puppet and tooth fairy inspired pouch.