Lunt Roman Fort

Lunt Roman Fort
Coventry Road
Baginton
Warwickshire
CV8 3AJ
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.theherbert.org/visiting/lunt.htm

E-mail

luntromanfort@coventry.gov.uk

Telephone

Lunt Fort

024 76786142

The Herbert

024 76832386

Fax

024 76303567

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Lunt Fort
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Weekends and Bank Holiday Mons April - October inc.
10.30 - 16.30

Admission charges

£2.50 Adults
£1.25 Concessions
£7 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Under 5's free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History, Weapons and War

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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.

Admission

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.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/lunt-fort

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