Museums and Art Galleries: City Centre (Bridge Street)
Dewa Roman Experience
Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester. CH1 1NN • (01244) 343407
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Roman Britain. See the reconstructed granary, barracks, bath-house, taverna and market stalls that would have formed part of the fortress that was once home to the 5000 strong "brave and victorious" Twentieth Legion.
Dewa Roman Experience occupies a unique site at the heart of the original legionary fortress. In 1991 archaeologists discovered remains of the fortress on this site and the excavations have been left open for public viewing. A superb collection of artefacts from both Chester and the wider Roman Empire is on permanent display at Dewa.
The award-winning 'hands-on' room is immensely popular with both adults and children alike. Here you can do a variety of historically themed activities such as trying on Roman Armour, firing a catapult, building a hypocaust and creating a mosaic.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
February to November: 9am-5pm Monday to Sasturday, 10am-5pm Sunday; December and January: 10am-4pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Admission to members of the public may be restricted whilst pre-booked educational tours are taking place.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south west of the city centre off Bridge Street between Pierpoint Lane and Commonhall Street.
Chester railway station: 15 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Dewa Roman Experience, Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester. CH1 1NN • (01244) 343407
Last Updated Wednesday 15 April 2020
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