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The Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK on 8 & 9 July 2023!

DATE: 15 June 2023

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023 the Romans will once again take over York Museum Gardens with a living history encampment demonstrating the Roman way of life. The Roman Festival is a family friendly and free event for everyone to enjoy!

Explore the day-to-day lives of citizens and centurions through living history demonstrations, expert talks, hands-on activities and storytelling for all ages.

Visitors can expect demonstrations of military techniques, crafts such as coin casting and leatherworking, as well as learning how to write in Latin script and how to play Roman board games.

The popular Kid’s Army and Gladiator School will also return this year, giving children the chance to get involved with our exciting Roman re-enactments! To explore fashion through the Roman age, we’re thrilled to welcome back Lorie Ann from California’s Legion Six Victrix in Los Angeles to host a light-hearted look at “Classical” Couture.

New for 2023 is ‘Circus Maximus’, a chance for families to get creative with a range of hands-on activities, including making a hobby horse to enter in either the chariot race or equestrian dressage!

For further Roman fun, visitors can step inside the Yorkshire Museum to enjoy some of Yorkshire’s most significant collections, including our current exhibition ‘The Ryedale Hoard’, which includes a 1,800 year old bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Then explore our fascinating Roman galleries and walk on our real Roman mosaic.

Please note all activities and exhibitions inside the Yorkshire Museum are included in general admission.

The Yorkshire Museum will close at 5pm and York Museum Gardens at 6pm.

The free, family friendly festival will run over Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023 throughout York Museum Gardens. For more information, visit our website: Eboracum Roman Festival 2023 | Yorkshire Museum.