There will be a barbecue at the Museum and children’s activities on Saturday 25th October as a final special event to celebrate the Ribchester Hemlet’s homecoming. A further activity day will be held on Monday 27th October.
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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 Sunday 2nd November, after which it will return to it permanent home at the British Museum in London.We’d also like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks to our sponsors The British Museum, ArtFund, Ribble Reclamation and Ribble Valley Borough Council - without whose help this landmark exhibition would not have been possible.
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 .