19 October—7 September 2014

The Romans and Bristol

Explore highlights from Bristol’s own Roman collections and find out more about the people who discovered them.

Featuring antiquarian collectors, excavators and local residents who have contributed towards making Bristol’s Roman collection what it is today, the exhibition features many objects that have never been on public display before.

Find out how Kings Weston Roman Villa was discovered by post-war teenagers George Boon and John Clevedon Brown and see material from important local sites, including: the Roman town of Abona at Sea Mills; a Roman temple and three Roman villas – giving visitors a flavour of the wide range of artefacts in the collection.

Join a free tour of some of the exhibition’s highlight objects on Thursday 4 September.