Ribchester Roman Museum

© Ribchester Roman Museum

Ribchester Roman  Museum is located on the north bank of the River Ribble a few miles upstream of Preston. It is situated in the middle of what used to be the Roman fort at Ribchester, a Roman cavalry base and command centre for the whole of the surrounding region. The Romans arrived in Ribchester around AD 70 and remained for almost 300 years, during which time a civilian settlement called a vicus grew up around the fort.

The Museum imaginatively displays many artefacts discovered from the Roman fort and surrounding civil settlement. Outside the Museum there are ruins of the fort and the Roman baths.

The Museum runs educational workshops for groups of all ages and abilities, which include object handling, dressing up in Roman armour, and a visit to the fort and museum. Details of these popular sessions are available on request from the Museum.

To make a booking or for more information, please contact Patrick Tostevin at: ribchestermuseum@btconnect.com


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