Dates: Friday 31 May 2019–Sunday 2 June 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum
The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient city of York this summer for the annual Eboracum Roman Festival.
From 31 May – 2 June, Roman Eboracum comes to life in the beautiful York Museum Gardens with a Roman Living History camp, Kids Army, demonstrations and activities for all ages.
Visit the Yorkshire Museum to discover York’s Roman history through some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures:
- walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor
- see the statue of Mars – the finest example of a Roman statue ever found in Britain
- marvel at the marble head of Constantine
- stand at the tombstone of Lucius Duccius Rufinus, Standard Bearer of the Ninth Legion
Special family-friendly activities will take place throughout the museum; see if you measure up for the Roman Army, make mini catapults and more!
On Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the Roman Parades as the Roman Emperor, six Roman Legions and Roman civilians march through the iconic streets of York.
Activities in the Museum Gardens and the Roman Parades are free. Museum admission applies to activities in the Yorkshire Museum.
Please see below for information about our bookable events.
Romans in the North
Friday 31 May, 10am – 4.30pm
Explore recent archaeological fieldwork, research and community projects at this one day symposium which brings together a range of speakers from York – and beyond. Find out more.
Eboracum Tour: York’s Roman Fortress – Kurt Hunter Mann
Friday 31 May, 6-7.30pm
The original Eboracum fortress, built more than 1,900 years ago, established the centre of York and a pattern of streets that still exist today. Find out more.
Eboracum Tour: Roman Graveyards in York – John Oxley
Saturday 1 June, 6-7.30pm
Back by popular demand, discover how and where the Romans buried their dead in, or rather outside, Roman York. Find out more.