Lunt Roman Fort
Lunt Roman Fort
Close to the Air Museum in Baginton, is the Lunt Roman Fort, once inhabited by the Roman Army. This ancient site provides a fascinating snapshot of Roman military life.
The Lunt is a partial reconstruction of a First Century Roman Fort and dates from AD 60, the time of Boudica's rebellion. In AD 64 it was adapted to become a cavalry training centre and is unique in Britain as it is the only fort with a gyrus, a wooden ring used for training horses and riders. A replica granary houses the Museum of the Roman Army.
Museum, Castle or defences
Weekends and Bank Holiday Mons April - October inc.
10.30 - 16.30
£7 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Under 5's free
- Museums Association
Heritage Open Days 2014: Lunt Roman Fort
- 13 — 14 September 2014
The Lunt Fort is the archaeological site of a Roman fort, of unknown name, in the Roman province of Britannia AD60 following the Boudiccan rebellion. In the early 1970s some walls of the fort were reconstructed upon the original foundations. The wooden gateway was rebuilt by the Royal Engineers using the same tools and techniques that the military engineers of the Roman Army would have used. One of the fort granaries has been rebuilt as a museum. The fort also contains a gyrus, a circular palisade enclosure probably used for training horses. It is the only one known from the Roman Empire.
Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings. Craft activities for children who should be accompanied by a responsible adult.