- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Dewa Roman Experience is located at the heart of the site of a legionary fortress that was discovered by archaeologists in 1991, with the excavations left open for public awe!
You will be immersed in Roman Britain from the start as your visit will begin in the dark hold of a Roman Galley, where you will learn of the dangers you will face as you near the edge of known world, from Grapus the Oars Master!
Once you leave the Galley, you will see the reconstructed barracks, bathhouse, granary, taverna, and market stalls that would have made up part of the original fortress that was once home to the “brave and victorious” Twentieth Legion that was 5,000 strong! This is a great opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of Roman Britain, and to view genuine Roman, Saxon, and Medieval remains buried beneath Chester.
There is an award winning 'hands on' interactive room that is immensely popular with both adults and children alike, where you can do a variety of historically themed activities such as creating a mosaic, trying on Roman armour, and firing a catapult! Budding archaeologists will also get the chance to handle and sort ancient pottery and bones on display.
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NL, England
Click here to visit Dewa Roman Experience's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years' Eve and New Years' Day.
Public Roman Soldier Patrols: £3.50 per person