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Lunt Roman Fort

About Lunt Roman Fort

Lunt Roman fortLunt Roman fort is in Baginton, near Coventry and is partial reconstruction of the fort that was established there in AD60 following the Boudiccan rebellion. In 1960 initial excavations uncovered the remains of the defensive ditches of the Roman fort which led to extensive excavations between 1965 and 1973. The goal was to completely uncover the site as well as reconstruct the defences and internal buildings. The investigations have shown that the fort survived three major changes of face over the course of its first twenty years, and was then abandoned for 180 years before construction of a new gateway and defensive ditches.

Visitors entering the fort do so by the reconstructed Eastern Gateway which is built entirely of timber and is based on Gyrus or cavalry training ringdepictions from Trajan's column. The most interesting feature in the fort is a unique large circular construction identified as the gyrus, which was the cavalry training ring.

The outlines of other important buildings can be seen including the principia, or headquarters building, and six barrack blocks. Each block would have been occupied by a century, a unit of 80 soldiers commanded by a centurion whose quarters were at the north end of each block. Three horrea, or granaries, have also been found at Lunt. One of these has been reconstructed in timber and now serves as the site's Interpretative Centre and Museum of the Roman Army.

Exhibits in the Museum

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Museum of Roman Military Life with archaeological finds

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A model of the Roman fort as it appeared in 64AD

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Occasional re-enactments of military manoeuvres

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Free parking provided

Gift shop in museum

Picnic area nearby

Coach parties welcome

Restaurant nearby

Wheelchair access

Pathways throughout the site

Ramped access to museum

Opening times 2003

Prebooked parties

General public
10am to 5pm on these dates

3 February - 28 November

29 March to 18 May
24 May to 1 June
7 June to 13 July
19 July to 31 August
6 September to 26 October

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Every day
Saturdays and Sundays
Every day except Wednesday
Saturdays and Sundays

Admission prices (Single)

31 January - 1st December




The prices quoted on this page are correct : December 2002

Admission Prices (Group)

31 January - 1st December



60p (except Coventry schools
who are admitted free)

Under fives free
£20 per group (up to 35 children) tour fee

Contact details

The Lunt Roman Fort
Coventry Road
Baginton (off the A45 & A46)

For party bookings and other enquiries
Coventry Arts and Heritage
c/o Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Jordan Wall

Tel : 024 7683 2565
Fax : 024 7683 2410

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