Welcome to the Roman Alcester Museum website
Our opening times are as follows:
Monday 09.30 – 17.00
Tuesday closed all day
Wednesday 09.30 to 17.00
Thursday 09.30 to 17.00
Friday 09.30 to 17.00
Saturday 09.30 to 15.30
Sunday closed all day
Discover Roman Alcester
Roman Alcester is the exciting free-of-charge exhibition interpreting and displaying objects from Alcester’s Roman past and providing an information and learning resource on the Roman period.
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.
New QR codes: To help you get the most from your visit, QR codes (example below) have been added to many artefacts which, via a smartphone code reader, will allow you to explore more detail than can be provided in the exhibit cases. If you don’t already have a QR code reader on your phone, you can download a FREE reader via your phone’s app store.
Heritage Open Weekend
As can be seen from the photo, we had a very well-dressed visitor during the Heritage Open Weekend. She was pleased to meet our very own Roman Centurion (Mick), so naturally she dressed appropriately for this special occasion.
Centurions Programme 2023
The revised Centurions Programme for 2023 is available on the Events Page.
Read more on our News page.
The Museum collections focus on Roman Britain and there are pottery, coins, jewellery, a sample excavation, maps, other artefacts and a range of hands-on activities for families to explore.
The lack of damage to the Alcester Samian Ware collection (as illustrated above) is unusual. It is possible that a trader’s stock of bowls was buried during a fire or other catastrophic event.
Teachers – bring your class on a rewarding school visit.
School bookings are now being taken for the academic year 2023/24.
Roman Alcester offers hands-on visits linked to the National Curriculum Key Stage 2. Other age groups can be accommodated by special arrangement.
Children can make use of all the museum’s facilities to bring Roman Britain alive. They can handle pottery and other artefacts and during the afternoon dress in Roman armour for a photo opportunity. We can also show a fun video of an imaginary day in the life of Roman Alcester.
Admission to Roman Alcester is free!
Find us at Globe House, Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DZ
The Museum is open as follows:
Monday & Wednesday to Friday 9.30 to 17.00 Saturday 9.30 to 15.30 Sunday & Tuesday closed all day
Our volunteers are at the Museum to meet and greet visitors between 10.30 and 15.30 Wednesday to Saturday.
The museum is fully accessible and has two disabled persons’ parking spaces accessed from Seggs Lane.