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Exhibition, Thu 1 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 2019, £1.50-£10

Bronze stag

Bronze stag

Votive offering in the form of a stag found at Papcastle

Details

A 'pop-up' exhibition of the star finds from the recent community excavations at Papcastle. Following the catastrophic floods in 2009, when the River Derwent burst its banks and flooded the gem town of Cockermouth, previously unknown Roman remains were revealed. Local volunteers, led by Grampus Heritage and Wardell Armstrong, excavated a number of sites on the banks of the River Derwent over three years. The excavations revealed a spectacular and previously unknown Roman settlement. The structures included a mill, a massive bath house and mansio complex, and the Roman bridge over the river. The finds from the excavations include unusual Roman pottery, sculptures of Roman and native deities, locally made hypocaust tiles and charming votive offerings.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 1 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 2019 10:00 to 17:00
The exhibition is open during normal museum opening time and included in the admission.

Prices

Child (5 - 18 years, under 5s free): £1.50
Adult: £10.00
Family (2 adults + 2 or more children): £10.00

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Address

The Battery,
Sea Brows,
Maryport,
Cumbria,
CA15 6JD

Directions

Plan route to Senhouse Roman Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 036370  Lat: 54.71871 Long: -3.49806

On entering Maryport follow the brown signs with the Roman helmet.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Maryport station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesAdditive free

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