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National Roman Legion Museum

Family Fun Workshops Exhibitions Demonstrations

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Events for all

Sat 28 June, 10am-1pm

Gardening – the Roman Way Sat 12 – Thurs 17 & Tue 22 – Sun 27 April

Find the Flock

A sheep-themed prize treasure hunt. £1 per child.

Mon 5 May

Festival of Flora – Eat, Drink and Be Merry Celebrate a Roman festival with food, fun and fighting!

Fri 18, Sat 19 & Mon 21 April

Mon 26 – Fri 30 May

Sheep-tastic!

The Land of Cleopatra

Crafts and games to celebrate Parilia, the Roman festival of sheep, on 21 April. £2 per child.

Half-term workshop on Roman Egypt with crafts and activities. £2 per child.

Tues 17 June, 2pm

Store Tour

Delve into the dusty depths of the Museum’s basement with our archaeologist, Dr Mark Lewis. Sat 28 June, 10am-1pm

Gardening – the Roman Way

Enjoy some time in our beautiful Roman garden for this family friendly gardening day. £3 per person.

Sun 20 April, 2 – 4pm

Hound the Hare

Hunt eggs around the Museum before chasing our hare to claim your prize! £2 per child. 2

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The Roman Blacksmith

Time Pirates

Help our Time Pirate get his spaceship working again in this prize treasure hunt. £1 per child. Fri 1 – Thurs 21 August(us)

Everyday Romans

Meet our Roman cook, doctor and soldier to find out more about life in Roman times. Tues 19 August(us)

AUGVSTVS

Be an Emperor for the Day! Book on arrival Talk

Opening times Daily: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm & Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Sat 23 – Sun 24 August(us)

Empire: A Roman Spectacular

Roman entertainment in the amphitheatre, with soldiers, cavalry, artillery and stalls. Plus a modern twist with free-runners and fire-eaters, jugglers and dancers. It’s an activity-packed day for all the family! Tickets: £5 adults, £4 concessions, £15 Family (2+2).

For more details on our full events programme and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk National Roman Legion Museum High Street, Caerleon Newport NP18 1AE Phone: (029) 2057 3550 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey.

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Sat 13 September, 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

The Art of Enamel Jewellery maker, Sophie Buckingham, will be running an enamelling workshop alongside our exhibition Equus. £10 per person, all materials included.

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Families

Hands-on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

Adults

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Sun 20 – Thurs 31 July

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Learn first-hand how the Romans lived, fought and died at the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire.

Sat 12 – Sun 13 July

For the Festival of Archaeology 2014, a Roman blacksmith will give free demonstrations of his art. In addition, there’ll be a creative workshop for you to make crafts with wire and embossed foil. £2 per person.

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Join our craft workshop to mark 2,000 years since the first Roman Emperor, Augustus, died.

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National Roman Legion Museum

Fri 27 June – Fri 30 January 2015

EQUUS – the Horse at War

Talk

Exhibitions

Tues 23 September, 7pm

Fri 27 June – Fri 30 January 2015

Tues 1 July – Thurs 16 October

We mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by looking at the role of the horse in Roman warfare. Includes interpretation of the recently discovered Caerleon horse’s head armour.

Telling the story of the poppy in Roman times and how it is linked to the First World War.

The Caerleon Annual Lecture

EQUUS – the Horse at War

Dr Adrian Goldsworthy talks about the Emperor Augustus and the Second Augustan Legion. £3.50 per person.

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Adults

Talk

Pain and Passion – the Opium Poppy

Hands-on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

National Roman Legion Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333


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