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Chester - Dewa Roman Experience

About the Dewa Roman Experience

The actual Dewa Roman fortress is now buried under modern day Chester, but it lives on through the Dewa Roman Experience. Most museums have exhibits that are available to the visitor, but here we have an approach that is completely different.

On entering, you go into the Roman Galley where there are exhibits of Roman Chester, many of which are 'hands on' type, where you can handle items such as pottery, try on a suit of Roman armour, fire the catapult and design mosaics.

Then comes the experience. After leaving the Roman galley, you come into a Roman street which is a superb reconstruction of one as it would have appeared inside the fortress. Here you can experience the sights, sounds and smells that the Romans did nearly 2000 years ago.

From there you go into an extensive archaeological dig where there are many artefacts collected from Chester and around Britain. This is a unique opportunity to take in the incredible variety and intricacy of the Roman designs that they managed to create - without the modern day tools we have!

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Paid parking nearby

Gift shop in the site

Wheelchair access

Cafe nearby

Restaurant nearby

Picnic area nearby

Licensed Restaurant/Cafe nearby

Coach parties welcome

Opening times

February - November
December - January
9.00am - 5.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm

Admission prices (Single)

All dates


Admission prices (Group)

All dates

10 or more - £3.00
1 adult free when accompanying 10 school children
Roman soldier patrol (1 hour) £34.95

The prices quoted on this page are correct : August 2001

Contact details

Dewa Roman Experience
Pierpoint Lane
Off Bridge Street

Tel : 01244 343407

Fax : 01244 343407

Dewa Roman Experience gallery

The Roman galley
Hands on studio

Roman soldier patrol

The Roman galley
The excavations

My thanks to Dewa Roman Experience and especially Lesley Wilson for their help in making this page
All photographs used © Dewa Roman Experience
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