Big Roman Week

17 – 25 September 2016

To mark the birthday of Emperior Antoninus Pius – who built his Roman frontier, The Antonine Wall, across the Falkirk district, Friends of Kinneil have organised a series of events to celebrate Falkirk's rich Roman heritage.

There are Roman displays at Bo'ness and at Bonnybridge Libraries. There is a permanent exhibition at Callendar House and at Kinneil Museum. Also showing all week is a free film show, The Mark of Rome, which is shown on demand at Kinneil Museum.

Saturday 17 September

On Sat 17 there will be a family event: Big Roman Day at Kinneil. As part of Doors Open Day, Kinneil House will be open for free tours from 1pm to 4pm.

There will also be a family fun day in the surrounding Kinneil Estate, including a Roman encampment staring the Antonine Guard re-enactment group. This is a free event.

Sunday 18 September

On Sun 18, the Antonine Wall Community Conference will take place at the Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness. Start time is 10:30am, finishing at 1pm. Attendance is free but must be pre-booked.

In the afternoon, archaeologist Geoff Bailey will lead a walk from Bo'ness town centre, along the John Muir Way to Kinneil's Roman Fortlet (via Kinneil Museum). Depart from Bo'ness Library at 2pm. If you fancy something a bit more relaxing, the Hippodrome Cinema are showing Roman Holiday from 2:30pm (also on Sat 17).

For a full programme of the week's events including walks and talks, visit Big Roman Week 2016.

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Callendar House
Callendar Park

01324 503770
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Last updated: 23 September 2016 at 15:04