If you are considering bringing a school group to Chester (Deva), then the Roman Soldier Tour around Grosvenor Museum is an ideal day out!
Groups arriving are met at the museum by a Roman soldier in full armour and brought to attention in the style of a sergeant major who welcomes them to 25 years of service in the legions. They are then each given a set of armour to wear. Our new recruits are then given an insight into the life of a Roman soldier and the rigours he must endure in the British climate. They swear an oath to the emperor before heading out on patrol to various Roman remains including Chester’s own amphitheatre.
An ideal day at the museum would include time in the museum’s Roman galleries complete with worksheets, a handling session with one of our education officers, a free lunch room facility, and Roman soldier patrol with a suit of armour for each pupil.