Visiting the gallery
Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays: 20.30)
See full opening hours
Advance booking advised
Gallery audio guides
Listen on the Audio app, available on the App Store and Google Play.
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.
Take a virtual tour
There are so many fascinating objects on display that typify Roman Britain. Use Google Street View to browse the collection in Room 49.
- Some objects in this collection feature on the British Sign Language multimedia guide. This resource is temporarily unavailable. You can access a selection of BSL films on your own device.
- Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available on Soundcloud.
- Step-free access.
- View sensory map.
Visit Accessibility at the Museum for more information.