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Ribchester Roman Museum

Address: Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
Phone Number: 01254 878261
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Ranked #25 of 76 things to do in Preston
Type: History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The museum contains informative and colourful displays about the prehistory and Roman history of...
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Extremely small museum with very little in the way of interest. Don't expect to spend longer than 15 minutes there, one plus point is that you can shelter from the rain in there. Don't waste your time.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum. It had plenty of information and artifacts for a small museum. It was also good value. Ideal for adults but I think children would be bored as there is a lot of reading

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Live locally but first visit to Roman museum. Very impressed with display of local artifacts and worth a visit if you are a lover of the Roman Empire. Also remains of the Granary in the church grounds quite impressive

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Longridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Its a site worth a visit if you are in the area. There are some fine place to eat in Ribchester too. Also the walk along the river Ribble too

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england
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We ended up visiting this attraction from a street sign. Very quaint little museum with quite a few exhibits, especially a rare Roman helmet when we were going here. The staff we so attentive and helpful. Well worth a visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I visited Ribchester Roman Museum this morning. I was welcomed in by an enthusiastic polite young man who told directed me around the museum. I was looking forward to see the parade helmet and I was not disappointed! It is a must see and I am very glad I made the effort to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
37 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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