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 Closed Sunday 6th November 2022Unfortunately due to staff shortages the Museum will be closed on Sunday 6th November. It will reopen on Monday 7th. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Roman Activity DayCome along to out Roman Activity Day for children aged 5 – 10 on October 24th between 10:30AM and 3:30PM. There will be craft activities to take part in and the chance to dress up as a Roman soldier ! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission charges apply.
- 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.