Museum Centenary Festival 12th and 13th July 2014This year's Roman Festival will celebrate the Museum's centenary in 2014. Two re-enactment groups will be participating, Legio Secunda Augusta, a first century society, and Roman Cavalry group Romanorum. Both groups bring their specialist areas of interest vividly to life. There will be exciting military displays involving infantry and cavalry, and Roman artillery. A mosaicist, lawyer, masseur, surgeon, troop of gladiators, Roman women and children all demonstrate ways of life in Roman times. Children are able to dress up in armour, fight with Roman gladiators and participate in a range of other exciting activities. There will also be other special events and activities to commemorate of the Centenary.
Welcome to Lancashire’s Only Specialist Roman
Museum in our Centenary Year !
Ribchester Helmet Returns Home !The Ribchester Helmet, found in the village near what was the Eastern gate of the fort in 1796 has returned to it’s original Roman home to mark the museum’s Centenary, graciously on loan by the British Museum where it has been displayed since 1814. The helmet was voted Britain's "second best Roman find", behind the Vindolanda tablets, according to a web site poll by the Channel 4 television programme Time Team. This amazing artefact will be on display at the museum until October 2014.
Virtual Reality Ribchester !The museum will be showcasing an interactive 3D model of 3rd Century AD Ribchester as part of its centenary events. The model, which has been under development for the last 18 months, allows the visitor to navigate through the roman fort and its immediate surroundings and enter some of the reconstructed buildings. The model will become a permanent part of the museum's exhibits following the centenary and will be developed and enhanced on an ongoing basis. Screen shots of the interactive model can be seen on our 3D Model page .