For one weekend only, we’ll be throwing off our Viking helmets and embracing all things Roman for this year’s Eboracum Roman Festival. Go back in time and immerse yourselves in York’s Roman history at the Roman Living History camp in York Museum Gardens where there’ll be demonstrations, activities and talks galore.
While you’re there, why not visit the Yorkshire Museum to discover York’s Roman history through some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures? Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, see the statue of Mars (the finest example of a Roman statue ever found in Britain), marvel at the marble head of Constantine and stand at the tombstone of Lucius Duccius Rufinus, Standard Bearer of the Ninth Legion. Special family-friendly activities will be going on throughout the museum – see if you measure up for the Roman Army, make mini catapults and more! On Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the Roman Parades as the Roman Emperor, six Roman Legions and Roman civilians march through the iconic streets of York.