Visitors in room 49 looking into the display cases

Room 49

Roman Britain

AD 43–410
The Weston Gallery

Visiting the gallery

Opening times

Daily 10.00–17.30 (20.30 on Fridays)

Free daily eye-opener tour

11.15 in gallery, 30–40 minute tour

Room 49 shows how the Roman occupation of Britain dramatically transformed the material culture of the province.

Imported goods and settlers from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa created a richer, more diverse society and produced a wealth of mosaics, wall paintings, sculpture, glassware and metalwork.

The laws, administration, currency, architecture, engineering, religion and art of Rome met Britain's Iron Age societies to create a distinctive 'Romano-British' identity, which is illustrated in Room 49 through a variety of objects and artwork.


  • Some objects in this collection feature on the British Sign Language guide handset, available from the audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available from audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Step-free access.
  • View sensory map.

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