We are delighted to report that Aldborough Roman Site re-opened on Saturday 1st August.

Entry is now by pre-booked timed tickets. Admission charges apply but entry is free to EH members on production of membership cards. Full details and how to book on:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/aldborough-roman-site/

The museum at Aldborough Roman Site has been refurbished in 2020.  Artefacts that have never previously been displayed are now on show and tell the fascinating story of life in Roman Aldborough.

Here are some of the comments about the newly refurbished museum from the “virtual visitors book.”

 

“Amazing place. Super happy we came” (James/Anelie from York)

 

“We really enjoyed our visit-lovely to see Roman remains that aren’t military-and love the Latin instructions in the museum!” ( Jonathan, Anna, Gethin, Gwyn)

 

“Amazing unspoilt place with beautiful mosaics. Loved our visit here” (Jo and John from Suffolk).

 

“Lovely welcome. Nice to finally see the mosaics” (Emma, Adam and Matthew,  Thirsk)

 

“Lovely walk. Enjoyed our time here. Thank you, we shall return” (JES & CS)

 

“Wonderful, thank you” (James, Winchester)

 

“The grounds are beautiful and the ruins are awesome. Thanks so much!” (Samantha, USA)

 

“It was peaceful and beautiful. Thanks for Julie for her kindness” (Chris, Germany)

 

“Lovely day out. Fascinating bit of history in a grand setting” (Joe, Leeds)

 

“This was our first visit and we are so pleased that we came. The museum was fantastic and the member of staff on site was extremely helpful! Thank you!!

 

“Extremely good” (Isabella aged 7)

 

“Our first time at Aldborough-what a lovely peaceful site! Will return!”

 

“The mosaics were great, so detailed” (Gent family)

 

New interpretation panels will shortly be installed around the site. The panels, which will be located on the circular walk in the museum grounds will be similar to those at Housesteads (pictured below).

Professor Martin Millett and Dr Rose Ferraby are providing the text to accompany photos, drawings, maps and plans. Information gleaned from the recent Aldborough Roman Town Project will be added to that from earlier excavations. This will help visitors understand the context of these fascinating Roman remains found within the beautiful antiquarian garden.