Wroxeter Roman Cityu

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Discover how the Romans lived 2000 years ago at Wroxeter -  once the forth largest city in Roman Britain with up to 5000 citizens. Eventually covering some 180 acres, it was equal in size to Pompeii in Italy.

Wroxeter began as a legionary fortress and developed into a thriving civilian city, populated by traders and retired soldiers. Today its ruins stand in open fields. The most impressive features are the remains of the 2nd-century municipal baths and the huge wall dividing them from the excercise hall, once in the heart of the city.

The audio tour describes how Wroxeter worked in its heyday, and you can explore a wealth of site-finds in the fascinating museum. The military weapons and equipment, fashion accessories and medical instruments reveal details of the citixens every day life. Trace the city's rise, flourishing, post-Roman survival and eventual abandonment through the vivid interpretation.

Don't miss the on-site recreation of a Roman townhouse, complete with painted rooms including dining room, bedroom, and bath-suite and replicas of Roman furniture. Inspired by houses excavated here, it was built using traditional methods as interpreted by six modern builders for the Chanel 4 series Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.

Guide Prices

Adult, concession, child, and family tickets are available. English Heritage members - Free

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Ramped access to visitor centre. Site mostly accessible. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant.
  • Audio tours
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchair accessible

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Special group rates - We offer a 15% discount for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction. Per group you also receive: free entry for one tour leader free entry for one coach driver The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

5 miles South-East of Shrewsbury, on a minor road signposted from the B4380

Public Transport Directions

Train: Shrewsbury 5 1⁄2 miles; Wellington Telford West 6 miles.

Bus: Arriva 96 Telford – Shrewsbury (passes close to Telford Central railway station)

English Heritage Wroxeter Roman City

Type:Historic Site

Wroxeter Roman City, Wroxeter, SHREWSBURY, Shropshire, SY5 6PH
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Opening Times

* Open daily from 10am April - October and weekends from 10am Nov - March

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