Time Travellers Go... Roman
Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 22 August 2012
Titus the Centurion and his Optio (second in command) Valens continue to recruit soldiers to join history’s most impressive army as part of Wroxeter Roman City’s summer of interactive fun, learning about the strategy, offensive and defensive combat techniques that made the Romans such a powerful military force. Working as part of a team practising the tortoise formation, or honing their skills with sword or shield against the ‘pylof’, a stout wooden post driven into the ground that was used as a mock enemy!
Each day, parents and children alike will be invited to participate in a recreation of a gladiatorial combat event. With the audience taking the roles of everyone, from the Roman Emperor himself to the lions and tigers that are released into the arena, visitors will get a taste of life at the Coliseum and a better understanding of how these major spectacles played an important part in Roman society.
The Time Travellers Go... Romans runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm each Tuesday and Wednesday until 22 August, with Wroxeter Roman City itself, including the newly-furnished Roman Town House, open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Admission prices are £5.00 for adults, £4.50 for concessions and £3.00 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and up to three children) available for £13.00. There is an additional £1 charge per child (member and non-member) to help fund the Time Travellers activities.
For further details, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wroxeter or call 01743 761330.
For further media information, please contact:
Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (West Midlands)
Tel: 0113 251 5698
Mob: 07810 546567