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Ribchester Roman Museum

Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
+44 1254 878261
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Roman history

A nice little modern museum in Ribchester, plenty to see, you can go and have a look at the old... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Preston, United Kingdom
surprisingly good little museum

considering its small size this is a surprisingly good little museum . The only disappointment was... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2016
Wigan, United Kingdom
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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. Our next event is Iron Age Day on Sunday 10th September 2017. Come and find out about life in Celtic Britain!
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Riverside | Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XS, England
+44 1254 878261
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

A nice little modern museum in Ribchester, plenty to see, you can go and have a look at the old Roman ruins

Thank LeeSutton
Reviewed June 16, 2016

considering its small size this is a surprisingly good little museum . The only disappointment was the main central display cabinet that was empty and in the same area was a replica ceremonial roman mask while the original has presumably gone off to the British...More

Thank reygeoff
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Have been here a few times, and my lad who is 10 still enjoys it even though it is quite small. Good educational information and lots of things to look at plus a small shop. The museum is kept afloat by volunteers and puts on...More

Thank prinkipo
Reviewed March 29, 2016

If you're in the area, Ribchester is well worth a look. There are bits of Roman times to be found all over town! This museum doesn't have a huge number of finds on show, but provides an impressively through description of Roman life in this...More

Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed January 22, 2016

This little museum tells the story of the Roman history of Ribchester. The numerous local artefacts are well displayed and the lady at the front desk during my visit was very informative. There is also a small shop. The £3 entrance fee is good value....More

1  Thank Steve_W_Darwen
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Ribchester was chosen by the Romans because it is besides the flowing River Ribble; it has fertile farmlands on both sides, and a perfect location for a garrison to be built. The museum is small, but very informative about the Romans living in this area....More

Thank Leslie W
RiibchesterMuseum, Manager at Ribchester Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2016

Thank you for your review Leslie. Ribchester Museum Trust is a small charity staffed by a dedicated team comprising volunteers and a fulltime curator and receiving positive reviews makes our hard work worthwhile. We are pleased that you appreciate it and hope you visit again...More

Reviewed November 1, 2015

Ribchester is an interesting little village with a long history and was a Roman garrison fort, the museum is close to the river and the parish church and has a well presented history of the location with emphasis on its Roman past. It is quite...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed August 30, 2015

This little museum is a gem. Right on our door step, this is an insight into Roman Britain and it is under our feet!

Thank maw747
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent for a short visit with very informative exhibits. Children's activities were offered the day I visited. The layout of the museum makes the most of the small space and I found it a most interesting experience. The village itself is very beautiful and well...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A very small but interesting museum in Ribchester. You get to see some of the artefacts from Roman times. The children also got to dress up as Roman soldiers. A fun family day out.

Thank AnneTaylor04
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