Published Date: 20 February 2009
Find out how the Romans lived and fought in battle and meet an authentic Roman Centurion from Legio IX Hispana (the Ninth Legion Hispana) at Grantham Museum on Saturday, February 28.
Visitors will be able to see realistic weaponry and children will have the opportunity to dress up as a Roman as part of Digging the Romans family day.
Not only will you be able to meet a Roman Centurion, you can also create a Roman shield or excavate a mock Roman Villa. The family day will be split into two parts with the morning being dedicated to craft activities. Visitors will be able to drop-in for a wide range of creative activities such as making a Roman shield, sword, brooch and mosaic.
During the afternoon, take part in the Roman Dig especially for children – come and help the museum staff excavate their Roman villa and see what Roman objects you can find (bookings only for this activity).
The Digging the Romans Family Day starts at 10am, is a free event and all ages are welcome. Booking is required for the Roman Dig in the afternoon, the Roman Centurion will be around all day. Free refreshments are available throughout the day. To book a place call 01476 568783.
Posted on February 22, 2009 by arltblogger