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Romans in Residence

Posted on 08 Aug 2013
The Romans are coming to the museum on Saturday 31 August, 11 to 4. The Ermine Street Guard Roman Re-enactment Society will be paying a visit to the museum. Visitors of all ages will be able to discover how the Roman soldier lived on campaign.

Visitors will meet a small group of fully equipped Legionaries and officers. There will be an accompanying display and an opportunity to examine a selection of Roman artefacts. A Roman catapulta, used for launching arrows at the enemy, will also be on show.

Now in its 41st year, the renowned Ermine Street Guard is the oldest Roman re-enactment group in the world. They are dedicated to the research and reconstruction of authentic Roman armour and equipment. The Society stages public displays at major Roman sites throughout the UK and Europe.

As part of your visit, discover the museum’s stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection. Explore period rooms from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen. The garden tearoom will be open where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink, including a choice of coffees, and a selection of delicious cakes and ice creams, or a cream tea.

Admission is £4.50 adults, £3.50 concessions and up to 2 children free per full paying adult or concession (additional children £1 per child). The annual pass is not valid for this event. For further information please contact the museum.

This event has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.