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Discover Roman Alcester

Roman Alcester is the exciting  free-of-charge exhibition
interpreting and displaying objects from Alcester's Roman past.

Alcester is one of the most investigated Roman small towns in the country, with over 100 archaeological digs in the last 80 years. Recent excavations have revealed much about the area of the Roman town which would have been outside the boundary wall built in the 3rd century AD.
Come to Roman Alcester and find out what life was like there in Roman times between the 1st and 4th centuries AD.

Admission to Roman Alcester

is free!
 Roman Alcester is at Globe HousePriory Road, 
Alcester, B49 5DZ
 Opening Times
Mon: 09.30-1730
Tues: Closed
Wed-Fri: 09.30-1730
Sat: 10.00-16.00
Sun - Closed 
Bank Holidays see web site for special events but normally closed.

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The museum is fully accessible and has two disabled parking spaces.


inside museum
 The markets area of the museum where children can play 
Roman games and puzzles as well as dressing up.   

Teachers - bring your class on a rewarding school visit

Roman Alcester offers hands-on visits linked to the National Curriculum Key Stage 2. Other age groups can be accommodated by special arrangement.

Children can make use of all the museum's facilities to bring Roman Britain alive.
They can handle pottery and other artefacts and during the afternoon dress in Roman armour for a photo opportunity.

Run by retired primary school teachers the  visits have become an increasingly popular part of the museum's activities.

Contact: barbaraswinn2007@btinternet.com

 Craft sessions for your kids 
The museum holds regular Make and Take craft sessions for
children. So bring the kids along to spend the afternoon making something Roman to take home.

Next sessions will be  at the October half term. Dates to be announced.
  Participating children £1  (interest age approx 6 - 10 years)

Volunteers wanted!
We need volunteers of all ages to help with the running of the museum. Your skills and enthusiasm are needed ,so if  you would like to help then please contact us.

Roman Alcester is a partnership between Alcester Heritage Trust and Warwickshire County Council, and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Latest news!

A piece of cake  - celebrating one year in a revamped Globe House.
Representatives of the Warwickshire Library Service, Alcester Town Council and the Roman Museum gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the re opening of Globe House in Alcester, in which the museum is located.

Laurence Thatcher, Chairman of the Roman Museum, said: "The new partnership between the library, town council and ourselves is working very well, with increased visitor numbers and new, exciting exhibits. Library staff, museum volunteers and the Town Council are working closely together to provide a high quality service to the local and wider community. We have had visitors from across the country and even the USA, which is great for the town's reputation."

The cake was cut by 94-year-old Pamela Norman, a founder member of the museum some 13 years ago.

'Bowled' over by this fabulous find
Alcester resident Ray Taylor made a fabulous discovery in his back garden in Roman Way: an1800-year-old mortarium, a type of ceramic bowl used for grinding and serving herbs and spices. The mortarium is being researched by Sara Wear, Curator of Human History at Warwickshire County Council who believes it may have been made in Mancetter (near Atherstone, Warwickshire) or Oxfordshire. It is almost complete: only a small section of the rim is missing. Sara says it is rare to find such a complete item. An article about the find appears in the Daily Mail . Mr Taylor has generously donated the mortarium to the museum and he and Sara Wear are shown below handing it over to the museum for display.

YouTube Video - the Roman rap