Living on the Edge

For a short period, almost 2000 years ago, Lunt was the frontline of the Roman Empire in Britain. After Boudica’s uprising was crushed nearby, the frontline moved North to County Durham and Northumberland. Vinovia and Vindolanda were constructed just as Lunt was abandoned. Vindolanda was first built of earth and timber, just like Lunt, but was later rebuilt in stone. Please study the archaeology blog about Vindolanda to learn more.

Vindolanda today has an active archaeology program, an excellent on site museum and nearby is their new and exciting Roman Army Museum. There are many interactive and engaging exhibits in both sites that will inspire ideas for Lunt. Please follow this link to find out more.

The Edge of Empire 3D film is a highlight of many visits to the museum:

Vinovia in County Durham is known as the Roman Binchester project. Constructed c79CE just as Lunt was abandoned, there is much to learn from the archaeology. Please follow this link to find out more.

Lunt was part of a line of control across Central England, a forerunner of Hadrian’s Wall. The other end of the line is at Wroxeter Roman City. It is well worth visiting this site to see the reconstructed Roman villa.

Last Days of The Roman Empire

RomanEmpire-400x243There are now just a few days left to catch the stunning Roman Empire exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, before it leaves the Midlands to continue its national tour.

This incredible range of Roman artefacts is on loan from the British Museum, and the team at the Herbert have complemented this collection with items from regional museums across the Midlands.

Thousands of Herbert visitors have already been wowed by the displays, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to see them before they’re gone for good.

Find out more and save money by booking your tickets in advance

Fantastic family fun at Lunt

If you can’t wait ‘till September to get a good look at the Lunt for our Ludi Lunt hackathon weekend, the fort will be open to families on selected dates this Summer holiday, with lots of extra activities on offer to bring your Roman experience to life! herb-03-160x240 From building and testing a catapult to clay pot-making, colouring in and special family-friendly guided tours of the site, there’s sure to be something for every kind of family to get involved with.

The Fort is open on the following dates during the Summer:

Fridays 1st and 8th August

Monday 11th to Friday 15th August

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd Augustluntsoldier-240x166

Admission to Lunt Roman Fort is £3.75 for adults, £3 for children and concessions, £11 for families (2 adults and up to 4 children) and free for under fours. Admission prices include access to a range of family activities. For the full programme, visit the Lunt Roman Fort website. 

Ludi Lunt now open for applications

We are preparing for a very 21st Century event to be held at the Lunt Roman Fort in Coventry, aimed at helping to breathe new life into the historic Fort – and applications are now open for people to get involved in a unique weekend of creativity, invention and fun.Roman Game

Ludi Lunt (roughly translated from Latin: ‘public games at the Lunt’) takes place over the weekend of Sat 6th and Sun 7th September, and is a hackathon-style event. Our aim with the event is to bring together creative people from around the UK to devise ways to improve the visitor experience, reveal more of the site’s fascinating past and breathe new life into this cultural gem, helping to re-establish the Lunt as a major Roman visitor attraction.

Ludi Lunt is being organised by staff from the Lunt and its management team, who are working with a diverse group of local historians and hackathon experts to put this very special event together. We are now looking to recruit people with a range of skills to take part in the event, including historians, artists, hackers, gamers, coders, writers, performers, designers, social media whizzes, educational professionals and craftspeople – as well as anyone who feels that they have ideas to contribute to a weekend of innovation and creativity.

In return for your efforts, you will have the unique opportunity to spend a weekend with other creative people at this amazing location, including camping, eating and working in the grounds of the Lunt. There will also be prizes for the best ideas generated over the course of the weekend, as well as the opportunity to be involved in the implementation of selected projects.
There is no charge for you to be involved in the Ludi Lunt hackathon, and applications are open now.

Find out more about the event or apply for a place.