Visit Types

A visit to the Antiquities Museum can be either a half day or full day in length.  A half day visit is comprised of a two hour program, while a full day visit is a four hour program.

Half Day Visit

A half day visit consists of two 1 hour sessions. You can choose form a range of thematic tours and hands-on workshops, each 1 hour in length, in order to customise your experience. All of our program options are aligned with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 7.

Tours

We offer guided tours of the Museum gallery which holds the foremost collection of Mediterranean antiquities on public display in Queensland.  Each tour has been developed around a specific theme and focuses on objects that are relevant to the curriculum units.
 

Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs
 
Greek and Roman Daily Life
Ancient Religions
Greek Warfare
Death and Burial in the Ancient World
 
Ancient Technologies
The Roman Army
Classical Archaeology:
Techniques and Methodologies 
Ancient Civilisations

Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs
This tour explores the influence of the pharaoh on various aspects of Egyptian society and culture, and the major achievements of the pharaonic period.

Greek Warfare
In this tour, we examine the armour and weapons of the Greek hoplite in the 5th century BC, as well as other aspects of ancient Greek warfare.

The Roman Army
This tour features an overview of the armour and weapons of the Roman army in the 1st century AD and explores the role of the army within Roman society.

Greek and Roman Daily Life
This tour examines some of the key features of Greek and Roman society including entertainment, slavery, and the role of women.

Death and Burial in the Ancient World
In this tour, we examine the practices of mummification, inhumation, and cremation in the ancient world as well as the various beliefs of the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians in the afterlife.

Classical Archaeology: Techniques and Methodologies
In this tour, we explore some of the techniques and methods used by archaeologists to investigate the classical world.

Ancient Religions
This tour explores the concept of religion in the ancient world, from the different gods to the various practices of worshipping these gods in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian societies.

Ancient Technologies
This tour explores the major technological achievements of the ancient world including pottery production, glass manufacture, and metalworking.

Ancient Civilisations
This is a general tour covering the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome, and Egypt.

Workshops

Our workshops offer a hands-on learning experience.  Students have the opportunity to handle a range of objects from our teaching collection while learning how to analyse and interpret these objects as evidence.  

Each workshop seeks to help students understand the nature of material culture and what it can tell us about the past.  They will use and develop a range of skills including analysis and use of sources, critical thinking and problem solving, and the interpretation of evidence, which are fundamental to the process of historical inquiry.

Greece
Rome
Egypt
Trade in the Ancient
Mediterranean
Coinage and Propaganda
of the Roman Emperors
Valley of the Kings
Sanctuaries and the Sacred
 
Life in the Roman Villa
The Mummification Process

Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
This workshop focuses on the importance of trade in connecting Greece with the wider Mediterranean.  Students are presented with a scenario in which they examine the archaeological finds from harbour site, and use these to consider the impact of trade on the development of Greek culture.

Sanctuaries and the Sacred
In this workshop, students examine the remains of an ancient Greek sanctuary. They will analyse an assemblage of objects from the site and determine what types of ritual activities took place there, as well as draw conclusions as to which deity the sanctuary was dedicated to.

Coinage and Propaganda of the Roman Emperors
In this workshop, we examine how the emperors used coinage to develop their public image and communicate important political messages to the Roman people. Students will learn how to analyse and interpret coins using examples from the 1st century AD and explore the meaning behind their designs.

Life in the Roman Villa
This workshop focuses on the various beliefs, values, and practices of the ancient Romans in a domestic context.  Students will analyse an assemblage of artefacts from a Roman villa and consider what evidence they provide of everyday life.

Valley of the Kings
This workshop examines the history of exploration and archaeology in the Valley of the Kings. Students will investigate a newly discovered tomb in the royal necropolis and use the artefacts to piece together a history of the site.

The Mummification Process
This workshop examines the mummification process, focusing on the purpose of mummification with respect to the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife.  Students will be taken through the stages of the wrapping and interment of the body using wooden mannequins.     

Full Day Visit

A full day visit is comprised of four 1 hour sessions designed to immerse your students in the ancient world. Our Ancient Egypt Experience is a fantastic way to spend a day investigating the significant beliefs and practices of the Ancient Egyptians.

The Year 7 Experience program can cater to groups of up to 120 students.

Papyri & Hieroglyphics: Writing in Ancient Egypt
In this workshop, we consider the origin and manufacture of papyrus and examine the different forms of writing used in ancient Egypt.  Students will learn how to transliterate simple hieroglyphics and write their names using a basic hieroglyphic alphabet.

Building the Pyramids
This workshop investigates how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids.  Using wooden building blocks, students will be taken through the stages of construction, while exploring specific features of pyramid design. 

The Mummification Process
This workshop examines the mummification process, focusing on the purpose of mummification with respect to the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife.  Students will be taken through the stages of the wrapping and interment of the body using wooden mannequins.

The World of Ancient Egypt
In this tour of the Museum gallery, we explore ancient Egypt through its material remains.  Students will have the opportunity to handle objects from our Egypt teaching collection.

Outreach Programs

Now the Antiquities Museum can come to you!  We offer a limited number of outreach programs for schools located with the Brisbane metropolitan area.  The program is comprised of two 1 hour workshops focusing on Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, or Ancient Egypt.

Each outreach program can cater to up to 60 students, while the maximum number of students the outreach programs can accommodate in one day is 180.

This special 2 hour program costs $14.50 per student + $300.00 offsite fee (incl GST). Please note that minimum cost of $220.00 + $300.00 offsite fee (incl. GST) applies to groups of 15 or less students.

For more information and find out whether your school is eligible for one of our Outreach Programs, please contact the Museum Office.

Ancient Greece

The Greek Hoplite: Armour and Weapons
This activity examines the armour and weapons of the Greek hoplite in the 5th century BC. Throughout the course of this workshop, students will come to understand the material, weight, and function of the different pieces of equipment of the hoplite panoply.

Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
This workshop focuses on the importance of trade in connecting Greece with the wider Mediterranean.  Students are presented with a scenario in which they examine the archaeological finds from a harbour site, and use these to consider the impact of trade on the development of Greek culture.

Ancient Rome

The Roman Legionary: Armour and Weapons
This activity examines the armour and weapons of a Roman soldier in the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD.  Throughout the course of this workshop, students will come to understand the material, weight, and function of the different pieces of equipment of the legionary panoply.

Life in the Roman Villa
This workshop focuses on the various beliefs, values, and practices of the ancient Romans in a domestic context.  Students will analyse an assemblage of artefacts from a Roman villa and consider what evidence they provide of everyday life.

Ancient Egypt

Papyri & Hieroglyphics: Writing in Ancient Egypt
In this workshop, we consider the origin and manufacture of papyrus and examine the different forms of writing used in ancient Egypt.  Students will learn how to transliterate simple hieroglyphics and write their names using a basic hieroglyphic alphabet.

The Mummification Process
This workshop examines the mummification process, focusing on the purpose of mummification with respect to the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife.  Students will be taken through the stages of the wrapping and interment of the body using wooden mannequins.

Bookings

To make a booking, complete our Group Visit Request form by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button below. Alternatively, you can contact the Museum Office on (07) 3365 3010 and talk to one of our friendly staff.

Before completing a Group Booking Request, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions.




For inquires about your current booking, please contact us on (07) 3365 3010 or via email at antiquitiesmuseum@uq.edu.au

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