Going Roman at the City Museum

Press Release: 27/07/2009

Don’t be bored during the school holidays: pop along to the City Museum on Monday 3 August between 10am and 4pm and be creative in a Roman way!

A “make and take”  workshop is being held at the City Museum; just drop in and transport yourself back 2000 years by making your very own bright and colourful giant Roman coin or shiny Roman bracelet. The workshop is free and no booking is required, so anyone can just turn up and enjoy the fun. All materials are provided.

Robin Iles, Education Officer at Winchester City Council’s museums service, said, “Be inspired by the amazing Roman artefacts on display in the museum, or get creative and design your own weird and wacky coin or bracelet. You can even handle real coins from the period. You can then try on one of our replica costumes to complete your own creation “.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and Sport, added, “Winchester Museums provide free, family friendly venues and activities during the summer holiday.  Our staff make history and art enjoyable and accessible for local children and their parents, creating informal learning opportunities even when school is out.  I would quite like to make a Roman bracelet myself!”  

Admission to the City Museum is free and opening hours during the summer holidays are 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday, noon-5pm on Sunday.