School Programs: Escape from Pompeii

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Caption: Going Ballistic!
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Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue will be showing at the WA Maritime Museum from Friday 22 September until Sunday 4 February.

Education Preview: Escape from Pompeii

The WA Museum is pleased to offer an exhibition preview night for teachers and educators. Join us to explore the exhibition, learn the background story, and gain ideas for how you can engage and inspire your students.

Head to the Education Preview page for more details.

Pompeii Uncovered (K - Year 12)

Date: 23 - 27 October
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential as limited sessions are available. Bookings can be made by calling 1300 134 081 or by emailing education@museum.wa.gov.au

Come and explore the world of ancient Pompeii as we offer a hands-on learning session to complement your visit to Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue. We will get up close and personal with a Roman soldier’s uniform and equipment, take a look at the fashion of the times with our toga tying and costume demonstration, take a peek into the daily life of a naval town and more.

Investigating History (Year 7)

Date: 23 - 27 October
Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm
Cost: $160 per session (GST inclusive)
Bookings: Essential as limited sessions are available. Bookings can be made by calling 1300 134 081 or by emailing education@museum.wa.gov.au

Join us for a facilitated class workshop where we take a maritime archaeology challenge to identify a shipwreck in the Bay of Naples near Vesuvius. Your team’s job will be to investigate the site, identify the artefacts and piece together the evidence to reveal our shipwreck’s story.

Please note there is a maximum of 34 students per session. Additional fees apply for entry to the exhibition; entry to the rest of the Museum is free.

Secondary School Exhibition Resource

Explores objects and stories from the years before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, providing a historical context surrounding the development of Pompeii by 79 AD.

Secondary School Resource [4.65MB]

Primary School Exhibition Activity – the Empire Trail

Explore Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue with a fun activity trail designed for primary school-aged children.

Cost: Free – provided at the Museum

Exhibition Resources

Pre and post excursion video resources.

A Day in Pompeii: Full Length Animation [8:39 mins]
Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town [59:00 mins]
Pompeii: New Studies Reveal Secrets from a Dead City [3:20 mins]
Walk Around a 3D House from Ancient Pompeii [2:44 mins]

PLEASE NOTE: The 'Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town' documentary addresses/discusses material remains of Roman culture that depict mature content (sexual or profane elements of daily life and culture). We recommend educators should view this video in advance of screening it to assess its suitability for students (with regard for their age and maturity).

Excursion Management Plan

Excursion Management Plan [280KB]