Boudica and the Romans Gallery
Boudica was the great warrior Queen of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe that lived in the area now covered by Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire during the late Iron Age.
In this gallery you can learn more about the Queen and her revolt against the Romans in AD60-61.
Within the gallery you can see re-created scenes, handle objects, take coin rubbings, watch a new animation about the Iceni Queen and ride on a reproduction wooden chariot of the type used by Boudica as she led her people into battle.
There are a wealth of objects from the period on display for you to discover. Highlights include the Snettisham treasure – the largest collection of Iron Age gold and silver neck rings found anywhere in Europe - and the Worthing helmet (pictured), an exceptionally rare Roman cavalry parade helmet made from bronze and beautifully decorated with an eagle and dragons.
See also: Boudica Gallery Trail
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