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Ribchester Roman Museum

Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
01254 878261
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Ranked #21 of 36 Attractions in Preston
Type: History Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: The museum contains informative and colourful displays about the prehistory and Roman history of Ribchester, using many archaeological finds from the... more » Owner description: The museum contains informative and colourful displays about the prehistory and Roman history of Ribchester, using many archaeological finds from the site, including coins, sculpture and metalwork. There are also remains of the Roman fort and baths outside the museum. Regular events and temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year. Pre-booked guided tours and educational visits can be arranged by email. « less
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
36 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The museum at £3 per adult is possibly a bit much considering it is very small and can be toured in five minutes. Of course, if you have an interest in the Romans in Britain, probably well worth it, but I agree with others that not a lot to keep children (or bored adults) entertained. Villa ruins by the church... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was ok, well kept and maintained, small museum with lots of artifacts and information but nothing really to keep the kids interested, unless they needed to do some research for school, younger children may get bored as nothing for them to play with, Take a walk around the village and look at the old roman ruins and the river.... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Went to this museum as son learning about Romans once back at school. Small museum with lots of facts and objects to look at, the helmet was very interesting. Ruins of the Roman baths and granaries were nearby. Children enjoyed it there and loved trying to work out what the Roman bath ruins would have been like.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A must BEFORE to before you hit the trail around the village Take advantage of talking to the staff and taking your time around the ruins

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

£3 for an adult and children over 5 are £1.50. We went with 2 children who were free which was a good job as there was nothing for them to look at. The museum has the potential to be really interesting but there was nothing to keep young children occupied whilst reading the information about artifacts. Some colouring or a... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my first visit to the museum in 5 years or so, and, as ever, it was fantastic. It may be tiny but the atmosphere and setting - right by the River Ribble - is just right. The big draw for me today was the original Ribchester Parade Helmet on display, having come on loan from the British Museum.... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Firstly the village of Ribchester is a beautiful historic old village , with the river Ribble and ancient St Wilfrid's church close by . About 0.25 miles on the edge of the village lies the hamlet of Stydd , with its ornate Almshouses and ancient chapel of St Saviour , with grave stones within dating to the 15th century .... More

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lancishire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was quite overwhelmed with all the reading but it was really quite interesting when i got into it. The old roman baths wa the best bit.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went to see the original Ribchester helmet, back on loan from the British Museum. Great to see treasures returning to their point of origin- more please British Museum. This is an excellent small museum, well arranged, and with impressive local finds. My wife (not usually a museum fan) was very impressed by the displays. As she says, just enough text,... More

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Bristol
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A small museum with interesting artefacts. Well presented. Very good information, especially on the history of excavation here. A real bonus that the Ribchester helmet is on display at the moment, with great information to accompany it. Only a short walk to the remains of the Roman site which, although not extensive, are interesting to see and well explained -... More

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