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An Evening with Dr Peter Addyman CBE

An Evening with Dr Peter Addyman CBE

Join Dr Peter Addyman CBE for a one hour conversation with Graham Harris (Roman Bath Museum) as they discuss Romans, York and archaeology. From 7pm take the opportunity to talk to the Yorkshire Museum curators as they display Roman objects that are not normally in the exhibitions. £5 – click here to book through Eventbrite. […]

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Roman Storytelling

Roman Storytelling

Join students from the University of York who will read and perform their Roman-inspired stories on our beautiful mosaic floor. This activity takes place 2 and 3 June throughout the day and is suitable for all ages. Included in admission, no need to book. This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Meet the Authors

Meet the Authors

Come and meet the best-selling authors of your favourite Roman novels as they join the festival for the whole weekend in the Hospitium. Authors include: Ben Kane, Harry Sidebottom, Penny Ingham, Simon Turney, Ruth Downie, Jane Finnis, LJ Trafford, Alex Gough, Brian Young and Paul Chrystal. There will also be free author talks at the following […]

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The Case of the Roman Riddle

The Case of the Roman Riddle

Join Mike Nicholson, author of the Museum Mystery Squad series, throughout the day for a family-friendly, fun and interactive session of stories and mystery-making from Roman facts and artefacts! This activity takes place at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Included in admission, no need to book. Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Arena

Roman Arena

Join us in the York Museum Gardens opposite the Yorkshire Museum for a series of spectacular family-friendly displays. Saturday 2 June 11.00am – Festival opening within the Living History Camp 12 noon – Gun salute 12.30pm – Inspection of the Roman troops by Garrison Sergeant Major Brian Kiernan 12.45pm – Roman Parade through York 1.30pm […]

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Roman Museum Monkeys

Roman Museum Monkeys

Discover what we have to offer for under 5s in our drop in Museum Monkeys sessions. Dress up as a Roman soldier, make a mosaic picture and build a Roman arch. This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Included in admission, no need to book. This activity […]

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Roman Living History Camp

Roman Living History Camp

Roman Eboracum comes to life in the York Museum Gardens! Meet the Legionary soldiers and their families in a colourful tented encampment, and visit the many stalls to learn about Roman weapons, armour, lifestyle, beliefs, food and much, much more. Free, no need to book. Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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A Legionaries Life

A Legionaries Life

Be put through your paces as you take part in our recruitment process to see if you measure up to be enlisted into the Roman Army. Learn about Lucius, Standard Bearer for the Ninth Legion, and make your own Eagle of the Ninth standard. This activity is repeated tomorrow 3 June, 11am to 1pm and […]

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The Eboracum Trail

The Eboracum Trail

Make sure you don’t miss a anything at this year’s Eboracum Roman Festival! Pick up a free trail at the Archaeology Zone, the Hospitium or the Yorkshire Museum reception, which will take you around the highlights of the festival. Collect stamps and autographs along the way. Free. Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Ivory Bangle Lady

Ivory Bangle Lady

A 15 minute family-friendly drop in session demonstrating the varied influences on Eboracum from around the whole of the Roman Empire, including a closer look at the life of the Ivory Bangle Lady on display in the museum. This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. Suitable for […]

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