Marvellous Monday: Writing Through Time

Try your hand at ancient writing styles

Piece of paper with Roman alphabet and a feather quill and a wooden stylus


Monday 19 August

Useful information


11am - 3pm


Museum, Level 4


Free activity. Young people under 22 years and NE28 residents FREE entry. Usual adult charges apply

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venue by Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Save on adult Metro fares too by using Pop Pay As You Go - prices are capped at £2 for single trips and £4 for all day travel.

Nearest Metro station: Wallsend

About the activity

Writing has long since been a way we communicate. Come and have a go at writing in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek or Latin.

Also on Level 4:

Make a Roman Cavalry Mask

Make a Roman cavalry mask in card, like those that would have been used at Hadrian's Wall. Finish your creation with coloured pencils to give a shiny metallic finish. Activity led by Simon Terry.

We'd love to see what you make so take a photo, post it on FB and tag us in - @segedunum

Ways to Play

This event is part of our Ways to Play programme of free and low-cost family-friendly activities. 

Find out more 

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro


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