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The Romans in mid Wales


Caersws

Caersws village and Roman fort

Bronze escutcheon from the Welshpool Hoard

A bronze fitting from the Welshpool Hoard

As a joint venture with the Powysland Museum in Welshpool, the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust has prepared an exhibition entitled The Romans in Mid Wales. The exhibition draws on Cadw funded project work by CPAT on Roman military and civilian sites in the Clwyd-Powys region. It comprises a series of bilingual display panels, detailing aspects of Roman life in mid Wales, and a virtual reality model of Roman and Iron Age sites in and around Caersws in northern Powys, including the Roman fort at Caersws and the Iron Age hillfort at Cefn Carnedd.

Items from the Welshpool Hoard as part of the Romans in Mid-Wales exhibition

The display panels intially formed part of a temporary exhibition at the Powysland Museum but now form the core of a CPAT travelling exhibition. If you are interested in booking all or part of this travelling exhibition, please contact Chris Martin at CPAT. Digital copies of each of the display panels can also be downloaded (in PDF format) from this website, by following the link below.



Part of the Romans in Mid-Wales exhibition

Cefn Carnedd hillfort

The Powysland Museum exhibition ran from September to November 2007. As well as the above it gave an opportunity to see a variety of locally found Roman artefacts including items from the famous Welshpool hoard. This is rich burial deposit discovered only a few hundred metres from the museum in the late 1950s, and which can only normally be seen in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. A number of educational initiatives including museum based school workshops also ran during the exhibition. Follow this link for details about forthcoming events at the Powysland Museum.

The Romans in mid Wales exhibition material has been produced by the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust in conjunction with the Powysland Museum. The virtual reality modelling was undertaken by computer expert Steve Smith working with CPAT. The project has received funding from CyMAL, Cadw and Powys County Council.



Roman glass bead from Brecon Gaer

Click here to view or download copies of the explanatory booklet Click here to view or download copies of the explanatory booklet CPAT have produced about the Romans in mid Wales virtual reality model. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to read these files - follow the links on the next page to obtain the most recent version of this program.

Roman glass bead from Brecon Gaer

Click here to view or download copies of the display panels Click here to view or download your own digital copies of the Romans in mid Wales display panels. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to read these files - follow the links on the next page to obtain the most recent version of this program.

For further information, or to book the Romans in mid Wales travelling exhibiton for your venue,
contact Chris Martin at CPAT.




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