Eboracum Roman Festival in York

Eboracum Roman Festival

The Romans return! After the success of the first Eboracum Roman Festival in 2016, which saw more than 28,000 people attend, the festival returned in 2017 with an even bigger and better programme of family-friendly displays, exhibits, events and activities, including military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, a camp showing what domestic life was like during the period, and stalls selling themed goods. Download the festival leaflet here to see the full list of events.

The Yorkshire Museum, home some of Britain’s most treasured Roman artefacts, ran a variety of themed activities and workshops over the course of the weekend, with additional events taking place at venues across the city featuring leading experts and authors.

The 2017 festival was extra special as it saw the launch of the  Wold Newton Hoard back on display at the Yorkshire Museum. The rare collection of Roman coins contained in a vessel was acquired by York Museums Trust thanks to public donations in 2016, and underwent extensive conservation before being put back on display.

The festival was project led by York Museums Trust (charity no. 1092466) working in partnership with Lanpro.

Our thanks go to the Roman Bath Museum, Owl Adventures, The National Trust, Make it York, City of York Council, and to all of the organisers, experts, authors, volunteers and more who made the festival such a success.

We look forward to returning in 2018 – watch this space!