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“back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ribchester Roman Museum

Ribchester Roman Museum
Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
01254 878261
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Ranked #18 of 25 Attractions in Preston
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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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.
Blackpool
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“back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

fantastic, well preserved items. Lots to talk about. mainly found in local area. Peopl,e are proud of their collection. Good explanations.

Visited April 2012
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wilpshire
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“Charming Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a charming museum. The information panels give a full and interesting view of Roman life in this Roman town. There is a realistic Roman legionary soldier showing the armour, a fascinating cavalry tombstone and a beautiful ring with a depiction of a running deer. When I visited there was a brilliant Iron Age day on which had two re-enactors showing different aspects of British Celtic life.

Visited September 2012
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is an excellent museum, which makes the most of its small space. The information panels, taken in order, provide an excellent lesson in the history of Ribchester and its surroundings, and there are display cases with many of the artefacts found at the site. For a modest admission charge, you get the exhibition, toilets, and a shop with a good choice of books about Roman Britain, and Roman-themed mementoes.

Visited June 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I took young children there for a visit (8yrs+) and though I found it interesting, I don't think they were very impressed. However, it's worth a visit and a walk round the area.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“quaint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

quaint village, would visit again, ok for walkers, & historical

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