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Platzhalter (wikimedia-Bild: Rechte klären!)

Guided tours for all age groups

Whether it's a guided survey tour or a tour in which you play a role, our educational team offers you programmes for all age groups, for people with disabilities and in other languages. We're happy to advise you!

Binding registration in plenty of time is necessary for all of our guided tours and programmes. Please telephone +49 2364 9376-0 during the museum's opening hours or write us an email: besucherservice-roemermuseum@lwl.org

Group sizes should not exceed 25. Larger groups must be split up. Costs depend on the duration of the programme booked.

Costs per hour: € 30.

Additional costs for English language tours : € 15.

Sign language interpreters can accompany visitors. Admission is charged in addition.

The full costs for the booked programme will be charged if the booking is cancelled less than one day before the booked date or if the group does not appear. If the group appears more than 30 minutes late, we will cancel the booking and charge the full costs.

School and day-care centres

School children and students from pre-school to final school classes actively immerse themselves in the exciting world  of Roman legionaries in Westphalia.

Groups and guided tours

We would like to make your visit to the LWL Roman Museum into an exciting, informative and unique experience – and in the best of company. Our expert education staff are intensively trained to help.

Families and Children

Fun for the whole family! On every third Sunday of the month we invite you and your family to a family Sunday. You can expect a varied programme of activities in which you you can get involved, films in the museum cinema and guided tours.

Guided tours and programmes

For school classes, exploring the museum and the Roman construction site is always combined with activities of their own: History comes alive!

Bone dice - Glass gaming pieces

Age levels: Classes 1 to 6
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.
Maximum number of participants: 25

In Roman camps along the river Lippe many gaming pieces have been found. Although the boards that belong to them have not been found in Westphalia, they are known from other Roman archaeological sites. Written sources provide us with clues about the rules, so there is nothing to stop you from trying Roman board games. Before doing so, however, you should explore the relevant finds from Roman times in our exhibition.

In the legion´s shadow

Age range: Classes 2 to 4
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 25

They had no place in a Roman camp and yet they left their mark on Roman Haltern: Women and children. The programme shows a personal side of the Roman legionaries and traces their families. A focus is on children's toys. That is why a dice is used to determine what aspects of children's lives will be examined. The programme concludes with the making of a bulla, the protective amulet worn by free-born Roman children.

Everyday life of a Roman legionary

Age Group: Classes 5 to 13
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Maximum number of participants: 25

A short introductory film takes the you from Rome to Germania. Afterwards, you can visit the exhibition to discover artefacts from the Roman era. Focus will be on questions related to the equipment, accommodation and supplies of the legions. You will have the chance to shoulder a reconstructed Roman field pack as well to thoroughly examine its contents. You can then grind “your” wheat ration, using a replica Roman hand mill.

When the Romans felt real brazen ...

Ages: Classes 11 to 13, adults
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Maximum number of participants: 25

With Germanicus´s triumph in Rome in AD 17, the Romans abandoned all of their bases east of the Rhine. What remained, however, was their material heritage, which was buried in the ground and is being recovered in archaeological excavations. Selected finds provide an overview of the history of the Roman bases on the river Lippe.

On the site in Aliso

Age Groups: Children age 8+, adults
Duration: about 1,5 hours
Number of participants: max. 25

Around 2000 years ago a command centre of Roman power east of the Rhine in Germania was installed on the banks of the River Lippe: Aliso. Today the LWL-Römermuseum is located on the same ground and since 2016 has presented the largest reconstruction of a Roman wood and earth camp enclosure ever built: the western gate of the former main camp of Haltern.

This outdoor tour is focussed on Roman building technology and is adapted to the age of its participants. It provides practical understanding of Roman craftsmanship and surveying techniques.