Welcome to the Roman Alcester Museum website
The current opening times for Roman Alcester Museum are:
Sunday to Tuesday: closed all day
Wednesday to Saturday: 10.30 to 15.30
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.
Report from ‘Friends, Romans, Everyone! Roman Celebration’ – 11th June
This special event had the Museum alive and buzzing all day long with an attendance of over 350 people. Children and adults enjoyed dressing up as a Roman soldier and games and pastimes such as making mosaics and sailing cargos from the Mediterranean to the British shore (across a paddling pool!). Adults were enthralled by the Roman doctor and kept busy with various crafts such as drop spinning and an amazing variety of weaving methods.
The invitation to bring garden finds for a Warwickshire Museums’ expert to examine led to a number of items being presented, including a number of Roman coins, a beautiful gold ring and a 17th Century ceramic candlestick.
Centurions Programme 2022
The Centurions Programme for 2022 is available on the Events 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 will resume for the academic year 2021/22 but, due to Covid constraints, there will be a change of format.
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
At present the Museum opens as follows:
Sunday to Tuesday closed all day
Wednesday to Saturday 10.30 to 15.30
As a mark of respect on the death of our Queen Elizabeth the special Heritage Day opening of the Museum this Sunday (11th) has been cancelled and the Museum will close on Saturday (10th) when the Library closes at 1pm. The Museum will also close on the day of the State Funeral (yet to be announced).
The museum is fully accessible and has two disabled persons’ parking spaces accessed from Seggs Lane.