Lunt Roman Fort

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


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History, Weapons and War

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children in Roman costume

Lunt Roman Festival 2017

  • 15 — 16 July 2017

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Roman Britain!

With cavalry, infantry, artillery and living history encampments, the Lunt will be bursting with life and activity throughout the day. Costumed interpreters will fill the fort with Roman infantry marching, an Iron Age camp, weaving demonstrations and birds of prey (Saturday only). Plus don’t miss the unique sight of horseback demonstrations and infantry fighting in the famous Gyrus.

Join us for a fun and interactive insight into the early history of Coventry, from the Iron Age to the end of the Roman occupancy all in a single day!
Participants include:

Britannia – Roman Infantry with living history camp
Dumnonika – Iron Age warriors and civilians with living history camp
ARC – Duo of Roman Cavalry soldiers with living history camp
Falconry display (on Saturday only)
REME – modern soldiers
Textiles Through Time – Spinning and Weaving in the Granary
Coventry and District Archaeology Society display
Weavers' Workshop
Family activities include - try your hand at archery, make a clay pot, and join in with Iron Age and Roman children’s drill.
Refreshments will be available on site.There will be a special shuttle bus service connecting the Lunt to the city centre throughout the festival. There is free parking at the Lunt site and an overspill at the car park of Russell’s Nursery, only a 4 minute walk away.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult ticket: £6
Child (4 - 16) / Concession: £4
under 4s free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £17


Lunt Roman Fort
Coventry Road

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Lunt Fort

024 76786142

The Herbert

024 76832386


024 76303567

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