Roman Festival

Roman Festival

Sunday July 24th from 11 am to 3:30 pm

Orchard Field, Malton

For further ticket information and to book tickets visit our dedicated online shop

Malton Museum Shop

A photo of a Roman archer riding on a white horse whilst firing an arrow
Roman archer on horseback

To celebrate #hadrian1900 and the Romans who lived and worked in our area, this year Malton Museum is hosting a Roman Festival. This includes an enlarged Roman exhibition, bringing out of our archives. This includes artefacts that have not been on display before as well as new acquisitions from recent digs in our community such as at Brooklyn House in Norton.

To coincide with our 2022 exhibition entitled ‘What lies Beneath?’ we will have a family fun day during the ‘Festival of Archaeology’ on 24th July 2022.

For further information about our Roman Festival email: [email protected]

What can I see and do?

A computer generated graphic of a Roman legionary soldier looking to his right and holding out his right hand whilst holding a gladius (sword) point upwards in his left hand
Roman Legionary Soldier
  • Live-action Roman Cavalry displays by Equistry and Roman Legionaries Magister Militum re-enactors
  • Roman interest groups will tell the story of the Romans in our community and within Britannia
  • Children’s activities of Mosaic making, an archaeological dig and finds sorting, and even decorating your own shield before joining our Children’s Roman Army?
  • Other activities include dressing up as a Legionnaire – or how about trying to write on a wax tablet?
  • Retail stalls, refreshments and a Mini Malton Museum

How do I get there?

Getting here by car

Please Note: there is no parking onsite – to arrange disabled parking options contact [email protected]

As Orchard Field has no parking we have a few suggestions for parking

There are several car parks in Malton and Norton, some are free and others are Pay & Display; check Parkopedia for current details.

Wentworth Street is the largest car park in Malton

Wentworth Street Car Park
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Journey planners – for those not using a SatNav, various online journey planners are available, such as AA Route Planner

How can I get involved?


To volunteer to help us with our Roman Festival, download our application form

Volunteer Enquiry Form PDF version

Volunteer Enquiry Form Word version

For enquiries on our other volunteering opportunities take a look at our volunteering page


We are also accepting applications from retailers, food and beverage providers and Roman Interest groups, if you would like more information about attending, please download the application form.

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A boy dressed as a Roman legionary soldier
Dressing up at Malton Museum

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If you would like to let other people know about our Roman Festival, please feel free to download a poster, and share it either via social media or on local community noticeboards

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