Established around AD 47, the town of Alcester grew up around a fort located on the Roman road of Icknield Street, which stretched hundreds of miles from the North East to the South West of England. Thanks in part to being on the salt route from nearby Droitwich, Alcester developed into a town of bustling streets, temples and workshops. Roman Alcester looks at Alcester's archaeological heritage. Investigations into the archaeology of Alcester began with local businessman B.W. Davis in the 1920's. Recent excavations have revealed much about the area of the Roman town which would have been outside the boundary wall built in the 3rd century AD.
Museum, Archaeological site
Thur- Fri 10am-2pm
Designed specifically to evoke everyday life in Roman Alcester, the museum displays many of artefacts discovered in the town. As well these items, there is an interactive area where visitors can handle and sort the archaeological evidence. In order to give some idea of how these extraordinary artefacts ended up on display, an archaeological dig has been recreated, while an audio commentary from Roman Alcester's market place brings the age back to life.
Online catalogue of the Alcester archaeological collections