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The Romans: Settling in Southend

Southend Central Museum

‘Romans: Settling in Southend’ sheds light on the lives of individuals living in Roman Essex, offering a new, unique insight into the rich history of our region.

The exhibition features a stunning collection of Roman artefacts from across South Essex, many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time! While other notable Roman sites in Essex, such as Colchester and Chelmsford, have received significant attention, ‘Settling in Southend’ aims to spotlight the lesser-known but equally important Roman history of our city. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore artefacts unearthed from Roman settlements spanning from Prittlewell to Wickford, Shoebury to Rayleigh. Unlike traditional narratives focusing solely on battles, revolts and conquest, this exhibition delves into the domestic, offering glimpses into the personal and familiar aspects of Roman life.

‘Romans: Settling in Southend’ runs from 23 March 2024 to 23 March 2025. Tickets will be available at the Southend Central Museum front desk and priced at £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children

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