The Ribchester Roman Museum is Lancashire’s only dedicated Roman antiquities museum. Come and explore the fascinating ancient Roman history of this picturesque village on the banks of the river Ribble that was once the Roman cavalry fort and settlement of Bremetenacum Veteranorum.
- MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND 2nd and 3rd December 2023OWING TO STAFF SHORTAGES THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023.
- Museum Open DailyMonday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00 Saturday – Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
The Ribchester ‘cavalry sports’ (Hippika gymnasia / ἱππικὰ γυμνάσια) helmet. Originally gilded or silvered, these helmets were worn for show by skilled riders during the ‘hippika gymnasia’ cavalry show exercises which were ritualised tournaments in which Roman cavalry practiced and demonstrated their skills. The original is now in the British Museum with a replica on show in this museum.