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“Don't bother!”

Dewa Roman Experience
Ranked #31 of 93 things to do in Chester
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was in the guide book as a must do activity but I really wish we hadn't bothered. The models were old and cheap and the whole place is so badly lit that we could hardly see them. The artifacts that are on display are in the style of a primary school 'show and tell' and didn't capture the imagination. Cheap plastic school chairs, scaffold with parcel tape around the sharp edges and a really nasty smell sums up our Dewa Roman Experience.

Visited February 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“very interesting”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was a really interesting place to visit. There are lots of really good exhibits and lots of hands on things for kids to do. We didn't have any children with us but we still found it interesting. We were able to wander around and take her time looking at the exhibits without being rushed on by tour guides. We went in the morning so it wasn't busy but can imagine if it was full of school children then it might not be so enjoyable. Would recommend to people with children as they would learn a lot.

Visited February 2013
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
506 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Quite good”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Chester has an amazing history and it is worth getting a bit of detail about it in this place. They take you down to the foundations of the building the see the Roman origins of the city.

Interesting and educational.

Visited September 2012
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A brilliant afternoons entertainment”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really excellent for the children. Good dressing up area with armour and togas and even a roman catapult to practise on!

Visited January 2013
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went on a miserable Sunday morning, and had the whole place to myself. That meant that it was freezing, but I could linger on the bits that interested me.

The AVs etc are good, and would be super for kids, I'm sure. The digs are interesting, but I'd have liked a little more in-depth archaeological information - obviously aimed at people who know less about it than I do.

Overall good value for the price, and have already recommended it as a good place for a friend to take her grandchildren.

Visited January 2013
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