Dewa Roman Experience

School party in hands on room
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The actual Dewa Roman fortress is now buried under modern day Chester, but it lives on through the Dewa Roman Experience.

Most museums have exhibits that are available to the visitor, but here we have an approach that is completely different. On entering, you go into the Roman Galley where there are exhibits of Roman Chester, many of which are 'hands on' type, where you can handle items such as pottery, try on a suit of Roman armour, fire the catapult and design mosaics.
After leaving the Roman galley, you come into a Roman street which is a reconstruction of one as it would have appeared inside the fortress. Here you can experience the sights, sounds and smells that the Romans did nearly 2000 years ago. From there you go into an extensive archaeological dig where there are many artefacts collected from Chester and around Britain. This is a unique opportunity to take in the incredible variety and intricacy of the Roman designs that they managed to create - without the modern day tools we have!

Venue Type:

Archaeological site

Opening hours

February - November: 9.00am - 5.00pm
December - January: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Admission charges

Adult £4.95
Child £3.25
Seniors £4.50
Student £4.50
Family £15.00

group rate (adults) £4.25 ea
1 adult free when accompanying 10 school children
Roman soldier patrol (1 hour) £45.00

Additional info

Paid parking nearby
Gift shop in the site
Wheelchair access

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

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Dewa Roman Soldier Patrols

The Roman Soldier Patrol provides an unforgettable experience for both teachers and pupils alike. Armed with battle shields, your class will discover what it took to become Soldiers Of Rome. The march includes visiting major archaeological sites such as Chester's Roman Ampitheatre, defending sections of the walls and preparing for battle in the Roman Gardens.
Patrols take 1 hour to complete and a certificate of recruitment is given upon completion of duties.

How to obtain

This 1 hour session can take groups of up to 30 per patrol and is an ideal activity to complement a visit to our museum. Our tours run all year, so it is very important to come prepared for adverse weather conditions.
For more information and to make a booking, please call 01244 343407 or email

Dewa Roman Experience
Pierpoint Lane
Off Bridge Street




01244 343407

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