Explore places with Roman history

‘We had a tremendous day out with four kids, all aged six and under,’ says a grandfather after a visit to Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire.

Ambleside Roman Fort from above

Ambleside Roman Fort 

Ambleside Roman Fort was once home to 500 fierce Roman soldiers. Visit the remains of the fort at Lake Windermere. Imagine the homes, shops, bath houses and even food takeways that used to be there.

Children watching a demonstration at Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire 

Dress up as a gladiator, try brass rubbing and play Roman table games. Discover the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain.

Romans in Dolaucothi

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire 

Discover what conditions were like at the UK’s only Roman gold mine. You can even have a go at gold-panning for yourself.

A view over Housesteads Fort at Hadrians Wall

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland 

Imagine you’re a soldier as you walk along the famous Hadrian’s Wall. You can watch our short film, at the museum, to see what the buildings would have looked like 2000 years ago.

Exterior shot of the Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum

Letocetum Roman Baths, Saffordshire 

Explore these remains of a Roman pub and a bath house. Discover the remains of this staging post that was first built when the Romans invaded Britain.

A roman battle at Segontium

Segontium, Gwynedd 

Take the children to Segontium to find out how the Romans fought their enemies. This fort was built high up so the 1000 soldiers based there could see people coming.