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.
Roman Alcester is at Globe House, Priory Road,
Alcester, B49 5DZ
Sun - Closed
Bank Holidays see web site for special events but normally closed.
MAP OF ROMAN ALCESTER
'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.