The actual Dewa Roman fortress is now buried under modern day Chester, but it lives on through the Dewa Roman Experience. Most museums have exhibits that are available to the visitor, but here we have an approach that is completely different. On entering, you go into the Roman Galley where there are exhibits of Roman Chester, many of which are 'hands on' type, where you can handle items such as pottery, try on a suit of Roman armour, fire the catapult and design mosaics. After leaving the Roman galley, you come into a Roman street which is a reconstruction of one as it would have appeared inside the fortress. Here you can experience the sights, sounds and smells that the Romans did nearly 2000 years ago. From there you go into an extensive archaeological dig where there are many artefacts collected from Chester and around Britain. This is a unique opportunity to take in the incredible variety and intricacy of the Roman designs that they managed to create - without the modern day tools we have!
February - November: 9.00am - 5.00pm December - January: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Adult £4.95 Child £3.25 Seniors £4.50 Student £4.50 Family £15.00 group rate (adults) £4.25 ea 1 adult free when accompanying 10 school children Roman soldier patrol (1 hour) £45.00
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Facilities and services
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
Paid parking nearby Gift shop in the site Wheelchair access
- Guided tours
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
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