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Roman Alcester is a museum which explores everyday life in a small Roman town and is located on the ground floor of Globe House, Priory Road, Alcester. Roman Alcester is a partnership between Stratford on Avon District Council, Alcester Heritage Trust and Warwickshire County Council and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The museum opened in 2004 with the help of a grant of more than £200,000 from the Heritage Lottery fund and has support from Warwickshire County Council and Stratford District Council. The museum is staffed by volunteers from Alcester Heritage Trust.
Designed specifically to evoke everyday life in Roman Alcester the museum displays a vast collection of artefacts discovered in the town, which up until now had been held in the Warwickshire Museum.
Established around AD 47, the town of Alcester grew up around a fort located on the Roman road of Icknield Street, which stretched hundreds of miles from the North East to the South West of England. Thanks in part to being on the salt route from nearby Droitwich, Alcester evolved into a town of bustling streets, temples and workshops.
In order to give some idea of how these extraordinary artefacts ended up on display an archaeological dig has been recreated, while an audio commentary from Roman Alcester's market place aids to bring the age back to life.
Roman Alcester offers a national curriculum linked hands-on School Project.
Visit the Roman Alcester website for deatils of the opening times and further information.