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Invasion: Romans

An action-packed weekend
21st September - 10:00 am - 22nd September - 5:00 pm

The south coast has weathered successive waves of invaders across time, including the Romans. Come and join their ranks or help to fend them off.

This action-packed weekend will feature living history displays, a Roman encampment, gladiator school, shield drills, trebuchets and talks plus live firings of a ballista.

Daily programme for Saturday and Sunday

Gladiator show

Come and find out all about the life and times of gladiators.
Interactive show suitable for all the family.

Military Display

A demonstration/talk on the Roman kit and equipment, marching and drill formations.

Weapons firing display

A rare chance to see the firing of a stone thrower and bolt- shooting ballista. Archers will also form part of the display.

Living History encampment

10.00 am – 5 pm
Free admission
Suitable for all the family

Ancient artillery

10.00 am – 4.30 pm
£3 for six shots
Age 3+


10.00 am – 4.30 pm
£3 for six shots
Age 3+

Barbaric battles

Times to be confirmed
Free activity
Age 6+

Royal Armouries reserves the right to alter the programme without prior notice.