Ways to Play: A Roman encounter

Meet Roman soldiers Cohors Quinta Gallorum from the 3rd century

2 Roman soldiers


Saturday 21 August

Saturday 25 September

Visitor information


Free, drop in, donations welcome


21 August; 11am - 3pm

25 September; 11am - 3pm

About Ways to Play

Ways to Play: Imagine

A family friendly day. Meet Roman soldiers Cohors Quinta Gallorum from the 3rd century and discover what sort of weapons and uniform they wore. They'll have some of their weapons and armour on display - and they'll be demonstrating training techniques too. The group are part of The Arbeia Society who research, reconstruct and display all aspects of military and civilian life in early third century Britain.

Ways to Play

This summer, we've created lots of fun ways for you to play inspired by all the amazing things in our museums and galleries. Find more ways to play here.

Make your ‘Ways to Play’ adventure a great value day out by travelling to the museum on the Metro and / or Ferry.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro or Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordable.  Find out more

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro


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