Welcome to the Roman Alcester Museum website
MAY 2021 UPDATE: We are excited to inform you that, with effect from Saturday 22nd May, Roman Alcester Museum will reopen until further notice as follows:
Saturdays 13.15 to 15.45 Tuesdays 11.00 to 14.45
Please don’t forget to bring your facemask whilst Covid-19 precautions continue. The number of visitors inside the Museum will be limited to a maximum of six at any one time & it would be greatly appreciated if all visitors could adhere to the two metre social distancing rule.
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.
After six months of compulsory closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alcester Roman Museum re-opened on Saturday 22nd May 2021 on a limited basis. As previously, the Museum will only open when the Library (with which it shares a building) is closed & this means that the Museum will open on Tuesdays and Saturday afternoons only. Visitor numbers will again be limited to meet social distancing guidelines. Regular cleaning, clear signage and our friendly volunteers will also help to ensure that visitors can stay safe and enjoy a relaxing day out. Please watch this space for updates as the regulations change.
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
From 22nd May the limited Museum opening is:
Saturdays 13.15 to 15.45
Tuesdays 11.00 to 14.55
The museum is fully accessible and has two disabled persons’ parking spaces accessed from Seggs Lane.