Recreation of Bays Meadow Roman Villa in Droitwich.

Roman Worcestershire: On Tracks of Iron & Salt Exhibition

This popular exhibition was displayed in our museums in 2011. While our gallery doors are closed, we bring you an online version so you can enjoy it once more from home!

On this page: Discover the story of Roman Worcestershire, take a 360-degree tour of Bays Meadow Roman Villa which once stood in Droitwich, and enjoy Roman-inspired craft activities for the whole family.

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Browse the exhibition

Browse through the text panels, get a close up look at some of the wonderful objects featured in Roman Worcestershire: On Tracks of Iron & Salt. Click the tabs below to move through highlights of the exhibition.

Objects in focus

Scroll through objects in the exhibition to get a closer look. These items are discussed in more detail in the tabs above.

Explore Bays Meadow Villa

Bays Meadow Villa once stood in Droitwich, suspected to be the grand home of an official who worked in the salt-production industry. From its design and remnants, the image (right) shows how the Villa could have looked during the Roman era. Read the Villa’s history, pieced together from archaeological discoveries, in the Section 4 tab of the exhibition.

360-degree view of the Villa’s interior:

Pighill: Heritage Graphics


Maximise your family’s learning with our Roman Worcestershire creative activities below. Part of our Museum Make-athon activities released on our social media accounts every Tuesday & Thursday while our museums are closed – designed to get you discovering, exploring and creating together.

Marvellous Mosaics - Museum Make-athon time! ✂️ One of the best Roman mosaics in our collection comes from a home near...

Posted by Worcestershire County Museum on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Today’s Museum Make-athon ✂️is another Roman one, all about beautiful brooches, badges and buckles to celebrate our...

Posted by The Commandery - Worcester on Thursday, 21 May 2020

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