Temple ideas

Was there a Roman temple in Maryport? The conference says it all

More than 1,000 years of history will be celebrated when a much younger museum turns 30 this month.

to be canceled last year but will be held both live and online

April 22-24.

Nuweum director Jane Laskey said the conference was being held at the Wave Center in Maryport. Live and online advertising tickets are selling well.

Guests will include some of the country’s foremost experts on Roman Britain, including former director of trustees and museum patron, Professor David Breeze.

Professor Rebecca Jones of Historic Environment Scotland, will deliver the keynote address on Friday evening.

Entry tickets cost £30 and include all lectures, an evening reception at the museum and guided tours on Sunday mornings.

Zoom tickets cost £10.

A lecture on the excavations of the Roman fort adjacent to the museum will be of particular interest to locals.

Professor Ian Haynes and archaeologist Tony Wilmott, from the Newcastle University project, will give more details of the excavations here and the possible discovery of a temple.

ANNIVERSARY: The Roman Senhouse Museum is 39 years old Other speakers will discuss Roman history as it relates to the site around Cumbria and the borders.

How will we celebrate Hadrian’s Wall: https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19782892.hadrians-wall-1900-festival-officially-launches-brand-new-website/

The conference is one of many events taking place throughout Hadrian’s Wall this year as the 1900th anniversary of the construction of the wall is celebrated.

For more information or to buy tickets, phone 01900 816168

or email senhousemuseum@aol.com).


, Chairman of the Trustees of the Senhouse Roman Museum – Welcome 7:35 p.m. – MAIN LECTURE Prof Rebecca Jones, Historic Environment Scotland / Heriot Watt University Maryport and the wide Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage project Saturday 23 April 9:30 a.m. – Pete Wilson, Senhouse Roman Museum – Introduction 9.40 – Prof David Breeze, Patron, Senhouse Roman Museum – Retrospective 10.20 – John Zant, Oxford Archeology North – Life on the north-west frontier of Rome: the proposed Roman colony of Maryport. 2013-14 11:00 a.m. – Coffee 11:20 a.m. – Prof Ian Haynes and – Lindsay Allason-Jones, Visiting Scholar Newcastle University – New light on old stones 12:40 p.m. – Lunch (delegates should bring their own, or there are various possibilities in Maryport) 2:00 p.m. – Chris Howard-Davis and Rachel Newman, Oxford Archeology North – Burying in a Ro=nd private view of the Museum for delegates Sunday 24 April – Free access to the Senhouse Roman Museum for Senhouse Roman Museum delegates. The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD Tel. 01900 816168 Email: senhousemuseum@aol.com Website: www.senhousemuseum.co.uk 1175131