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An army of Roman soldiers and civilians will descend on Exeter city centre this Saturday

A Roman re-enactment group will be marching down Queen Street and holding demonstrations at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) for visitors to enjoy.

Exeter City Council’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum will host a cohort from Legio Secunda Augusta, one of Europe’s pre-eminent Roman re-enactment groups on Saturday 24 July 2021.

At 11am and 1.30pm the Roman soldiers and civilians will march down Queen Street in a grand procession. At 11.40am, 2.10pm and 3.30pm in presentations taking place in the RAMM Garden, the soldiers will talk about life in the army, explain how they arrived in Exeter and will demonstrate the tactics that make them such a formidable fighting force.

There will be time for questions, photo opportunities and the chance to meet some Roman civilians who will be offering displays of weaving, dyeing, medicine and other activities.

The historical re-enactment is the first in an exciting programme of activities taking place at Exeter’s museum this summer. Visitors are invited to explore Roman life, enjoy exciting storytelling and exercise their creative skills in a range of craft activities, games and historical re-enactments.

This is a free, drop-in event with no booking required.

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