There will be children’s activity days held at the museum every Monday until 1st September 2014.There will be many entertaining, interesting and educational activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12. These will include pot making, dressing up and brooch and mask making. Many of the activities are based on finds from Ribchester, including the world famous Ribchester Parade Helmet that is currently on display in the Museum!Join us for a fun day out!The events run between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
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Museum in our Centenary Year !
Ribchester Helmet Returns Home !The Ribchester Helmet, found in the village near what was the Eastern gate of the fort in 1796 has returned to it’s original Roman home to mark the museum’s Centenary, graciously on loan by the British Museum where it has been displayed since 1814. The helmet was voted Britain's "second best Roman find", behind the Vindolanda tablets, according to a web site poll by the Channel 4 television programme Time Team. This amazing artefact will be on display at the museum until October 2014.
Virtual Reality Ribchester !The museum will be showcasing an interactive 3D model of 3rd Century AD Ribchester as part of its centenary events. The model, which has been under development for the last 18 months, allows the visitor to navigate through the roman fort and its immediate surroundings and enter some of the reconstructed buildings. The model will become a permanent part of the museum's exhibits following the centenary and will be developed and enhanced on an ongoing basis. Screen shots of the interactive model can be seen on our 3D Model page .