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What's On In Caerleon 2017

Events In The National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum, High Street, Caerleon NP18 1AE.
Tel: 0300 111 2 333
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm.
Open most public holidays, ring to confirm.
National Museums & Galleries of Wales
Visit Wales' National Collections for FREE!

Events and Talks

Every Saturday
Super Saturdays!

Every Saturday visitors can enjoy a visit to the reconstructed barrack room and the Capricorn Centre. No booking required just ask for details on arrival.
Barrack room talks - 11.30am 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm:
Discover what life was like for a soldier in the Roman army. Visit the reconstructed barrack room and meet a facilitator who will show you the weapons and armour that the Romans used to fight off the Celts. Also a great chance for children and adults to try on some replica armour.
Capricorn Centre – open 11am until 4pm:
A relaxed area of the Museum where families can dress-up and play games.
Please note that children must be supervised by an adult at all times and that both the barrack room and Capricorn Centre are closed on Sundays – but will be open during some school holidays.

30 October – 3 November
October Half Term
Make a Roman tile with a scary face on it, an antefixa, out of clay. You can add warts, fangs or horns, whatever you think will keep the ghosts and goblins away!
And while you’re in the Museum, can you catch the ‘Spookémons’ living in the Museum using the special IPad app?
Antefixa were put on the edges of roofs to scare away evil spirits and offer protection to the house, very much like gargoyles. You find lots of different things on antefixa, not just faces, such as sun symbols or dolphins.
Join in at the Museum to celebrate the festival of Saturnalia, the Roman winter festival like Christmas. There'll be partying with food, Roman to try and modern to buy, playing games the Romans would have played and making a craft sun as this was the time to welcome the return of the sun!
The celebrations are part of ‘Christmas in Caerleon’ with activities going on throughout the village during the day.
11am – 4pm

Please check with the museum before making a special journey and to confirm times and prices of events.

In And Around Caerleon

Celebrate Christmas in Caerleon! Saturday 9th December 10am-5pm

Get into the spirit of Christmas and enjoy a full day of free seasonal events throughout Caerleon. SEE POSTER

At the Roman Legion Museum, the Saturnalia event will be taking place from 11am to 4pm, celebrating the mid-winter festival, Roman style. There will be Roman party food, traditional Roman gift making, and modern food gifts to buy.

Traditional festive storytelling sessions will be happening at the Roman Fortress Baths, with one of the UK’s most popular storytellers, Daniel Morden. Sessions at 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm (please note these are amended times... those on printed information are now incorrect). Places will be limited, so please come early! Face painting will also be available (£1 charge).

The popular Farmers’ Market will be held in the Town Hall, from 10am until 4pm, with a variety of local producers’ food and craft stalls. Come and buy your Christmas goodies and gifts, and enjoy the refreshments on offer.

Why not join us and end the day getting into the spirit of Christmas with carols around the tree on the Common from 4.30pm, with the Caerleon Comprehensive Brass Band.
This year, the cost of having the Christmas tree on the common has been generously sponsored by The Priory Hotel and Restaurant and Hathway’s Estate Agents. Without their support, Christmas in Caerleon would not have that special sparkle.    

Additional financial support has come from previous Councillors’ Allowances via the Caerleon Tourism Forum, and ward members continue to organise the musical element of this festive event. SEE POSTER .

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July 2018 Celtic Manor Resort Hotel
Donahey’s Dancing With The Stars Weekend. Spend the weekend with the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing at the stunning 5 Star Celtic Manor Resort Hotel.
Join Strictly Come Dancing favourites; Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag, Janette Manrara & Aljaz Skorjanec, Giovanni Pernice & Oti Mabuse, Gorka Marquez, US National Ballroom Champions Andres & Veronika End plus Argentine Tango stars Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani.
Enjoy 3 days of spectacular dance showcases as the ‘Strictly Stars’ perform up close & personal for a truly intimate experience unlike any other – learn to dance with them, plus hear all about their Strictly journeys.  
Enjoy dance lessons with the stars plus 3 days of fabulous dance showcases from the stars of TV.
For more info & to book your places checkout: