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The Roman Baths’ Roman Mosaic Patterns

Download this free, fun teaching resource from The Roman Baths to explore Roman mosaics.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, History


Make your own Roman mosaic!

Take a look at the floors of the rooms in your classroom. What are they covered with? You may find carpets, rugs, tiles, wood and vinyl.

If you were a rich or important Roman, you may have had a special type of floor covering known as a mosaic. These were made up of small tiles known as ‘Tesserae’ fitted together to form patterns and pictures.

Use this teaching resource to explore Roman mosaics and get your students to have a go at making their own mosaic pattern.


Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Topics: Romans

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About The Roman Baths.

The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. It is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.

Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.

The Roman Baths attract over one million visitors a year – making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.