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Dewa Roman Experience

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Address: Peirpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NL , England
Phone Number: 01244 343407
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Needs to up its game

This may appeal to the very young where they need to be supervised in close quarters but we found the Experience somewhat boring. Following the free walks through the Roman... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This may appeal to the very young where they need to be supervised in close quarters but we found the Experience somewhat boring. Following the free walks through the Roman excavated sites in the City had more appeal especially when we found ourselves in the proximity of guided tours for schoolchildren through such sites. No, I wouldn't recommend this 'attraction',... More 

Thank GBtasteful
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good exhibition if you're interested in learning about the real history of the city from Roman times onwards. Nice interactive touches and special children's activity room.

1 Thank TonyMBlairgowrie
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know whet to expect here, however if you are interested in history (young and old) then this place is very interesting. We all found (Age Range 10 to 76 years) the excavation work fascinating and learned so much about Chester. The boys really enjoyed the hands on activities. Not a large place and quiet expensive to get in but... More 

1 Thank babsmaclaughlinm
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner paid into Dewa expecting an interesting insight into Roman history. However the place was quiet with an unclean, somber atmosphere, there were parts of the museum that were left unfinished. When going around you are expected to read large boards of texts to learn about the Roman history which isn't much engaging. There are lots of... More 

1 Thank Rebecca B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A good way to pass an hour or so . Expected to see and do more. Not as good as Jorvic Viking centre in Youk but enjoyable and informative

1 Thank Bernadette T
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We took our children to the Dewa Experience many years ago so we were so pleased to find it again and there is evne more to see now. Don't go expecting anything other than a chance to look at the excavations and to read about the history of Chester but if you like this sort of thin then it is... More 

1 Thank JENNYScunthorpe
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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136 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

You may see "Legionaires" marching around town with school children in costume, they are having a grand time. This museum is available after noon for the public. It is very comprehensive with displays that will please all ages.

1 Thank Jerry H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Well laid out displays. You were able to take your time going around. Some hands on exhibits that would be good for young children.

1 Thank Archibald O
United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

So visited Chester with bunch of my friends and wanted some pictures with a Roman soldier and came across DEWA!!! Perfect!! We loved our visit to the museum, it's filled with awesome and friendly staff! Particularly Ryan, we love you Ryan!! Thank you so much for making our visit Chester extra awesome!! I definetly reccommend!! 😄😜

2 Thank HallyDy
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A bit small and dated but still interesting. The kids enjoyed trying on the roman outfits and locking each other in jail. Expected a bit more for my money though.

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