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.
- Friends of Ribchester Roman Museum – Metal Detecting Experience Saturday 11th June 1PM in Ribchester Village Hall (next to the museum)This event is a talk about metal detecting with the chance to see recent finds followed by the opportunity to “have a go” at metal detecting. It is organised by the Friends of Ribchester Roman Museum and will be held in the village hall, the building adjacent to the museum. Refreshments of tea, coffee and […]
- May Holiday Opening 28th May – 5th June 2022Museum Closed Saturday 28th May 2022. Museum Open Sunday 29th May – Wednesday June 1st. Museum Closed Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th 2022. Museum Open 5th Sunday 2022.
- Roman Re-enactment 2022We are pleased to announce the return of our annual re-enactment event this year. Check back here for details soon.
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.