By around 50AD the Roman Army had reach the tribal area of the ancient British Cornovii tribe. Folklore tells that it was here that the warrior chief Cardoc made his last stand but was defeated. However, as time past, the Roman way of life was gradually adopted. Towns were built and linked by a network of roads. The arrival of the Roman Army also created a demand for food and goods and the number of farms and workshops grew.
Our Roman collection comprises mainly of pottery and building materials from excavations around the County. There is also san extensive collection of metalwork including a number of coin hoards. These items include, the Whitchurch and Wroxeter Roman mirrors.