Return of the Romans

Date

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug 2017 

Time

11am-5pm

Location

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall 

Suitable For

Everyone

Roman soldiers with armour, swords and shields.

Please note that the B6318 will be closed between the crossroads at Chollerford and bridge, from Mon 9 Oct for four weeks. The closure will affect access to the fort for those travelling from Newcastle between the hours of 9am - 3pm. A diversion will be in place during this time and the fort will be open as usual.

To mark the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian becoming an emporer the Romans will return to the northern frontier of Roman Britain!

Enjoy spectacular military displays and take in the sights, sounds and smells of a Roman camp. Get to grips with the tools and medicines which the Roman army would have used, and find out what games the soldiers would have played in their spare time.

Budding young soldiers can test their skills in the military drills and get involved in a Gladitorial show!

Timetable:

11.00am, Living history encampment opens

11.00am, Children’s drill!
Calling all budding soldiers! Come and learn how to be a Roman soldier.

12.00 noon, Roman Legionaries Military Display
Watch this well-armed display of military combat and battle tactics by Ermine Street Guard.

1.00pm, Children’s drill!
Calling all budding soldiers! Come and learn how to be a Roman soldier.

2.00pm, Children’s Gladiatorial show!

3.00pm, Roman Legionaries Military Display
Watch this well-armed display of military combat and battle tactics by Ermine Street Guard.

4.00pm, Children’s drill!
Calling all budding soldiers! Come and learn how to be a Roman soldier.

5.00pm, Living history encampment closes

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.60
Child, 5-15 years £5.00
Concession £6.90
Family £20.50

Price Notes

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How to book

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Address
Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
Location
Northumberland, North East

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