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Dewa Roman Experience

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Address: Peirpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NL, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 343407
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Slightly dear but worth a visit

For the five pounds or so entry, this place doesn't offer as much as the Cheshire military museum or the Grosvenor museum but I would recommend visiting as the exhibits and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Nate T
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Woking

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum although a bit small. The hands on activities were great and the kids (aged 8) loved them. I personally was slightly disappointed with the film as I expected a virtual recondition of Chester in Roman times. Very nice experience overall.

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Woking
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

For the five pounds or so entry, this place doesn't offer as much as the Cheshire military museum or the Grosvenor museum but I would recommend visiting as the exhibits and archaeological sections are pretty interesting and the interactive part at the end was fun. Spent just over an hour here.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A really good little museum, really enjoyed the experience. Children will love it too, as they can try puzzles and put on outfits at the end of the tour.

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Horam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The guide was a very enthusiastic girl with plenty of knowledge of the surroundings. Not quite what I expected to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

As others have said, it's not Jorvik, but it was interesting, especially the archaeological cross sections. Given the price to get in, I'm sure they could do a lot better, but worth a visit anyway.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I was a bit wary about our trip to the Dewa experience after reading some of the other reviews. It's true that it's not Jorvik, but to be fair it costs far less for the entry fee and personally I felt that it was better value. The main reason for going was our 9 year old son. He has, like... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I visited recently with my girlfriend and we both really enjoyed ourselves! The museum is a great mix of hands on activities and interesting exhibits! This place is tucked away off the main street so it felt like we had discovered a hidden gem! Recommend to anyone, especially people whose children are history mad!

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Thank corinthianrob
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited with a 5 and 7 year old and they thoroughly enjoyed it, especially being able to dress up in a roman helmet and breast plate. The 5 year old was a little unsure at first with the background noise when we went it of romans at work but he soon relaxed and enjoyed looking for bones and mosiacs... More 

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Thank Joyce O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Roman experience is informative and atmospheric. It includes lots of artefacts and is family friendly. It is fun with interactive resources for children it would be excellent for a school trip. There's even an opportunity for a Roman photoshoot!! It dives into the Roman history of Chester. It's worth a visit at a fair price.

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Thank Emma L
Warrington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Came to Chester for the Dewa Roman Experience, having previously googled it and and surrounding places to visit, came here today to discover the place was locked up, with a planning notice attached to the door about repair of a roof!!, wish something had been put on the chester website to let us know first!

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