MUSEUMS AND READING LIST

Museums

A number of the museums within the Norfolk Museums Service have Roman collections, although the most extensive and most relevant collection is at the Castle Museum, Norwich. This incorporates a display entirely based upon the Roman town of Caistor.

Norwich Castle Museum, Castle Meadow, Norwich (01603 223624)

Yarmouth Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth (01493 855746)

King's Lynn Museum, Old Market Street, King's Lynn (01553 775001)

Thetford Ancient House Museum, White Hart Street, Thetford (01842 752599)

Cromer Museum, East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer (01263 513543)

Swaffham Museum also has a small amount of Roman material.

Mosaics, statuary and other Roman relics in Holkham Hall.

Useful Books

Detailed, academic books on Roman Towns:

de La Bedoyere, Guy, 1992, Roman Towns in Britain (English Heritage)

Burnham, Barry C. and Wacher, John, 1990, The `small towns' of Roman Britain (Batsford)

Wacher, John, 1974, The Towns of Roman Britain (Batsford)

'Easy Reading' on Roman Towns

Bennet, Julian, Towns in Roman Britain (Shire Archaeology 13)

Corbishley, Mike, Town Life in Roman Britain (Harrap)

Hodge, P. Roman Towns (Longmans)

Scullard, H. H., 1979, Roman Britain, Outpost of the Empire , Chapter 6 Life in the Towns (Thames and Hudson)

Unstead, R. J., See inside a Roman town (Kingfisher)

Wacher, John, 1978 Roman Britain , Chapter 3 Cities, Towns and Minor Settlements (Dent)

Roman Life

There are many books on this topic. Good books for use in schools are:-

Marks, Anthony and Tingay, Graham, 1990, The Romans (The Usborne Illustrated World history) ISBN 07460 0340 4 6.95

Robinson, Bruce and Gregory, Tony, 1987 Norfolk Origins 3: Celtic Fire and Roman Rule (Poppyland Publishing)

The following books refer to food:

Edwards, John, 1984 The Roman Cookery of Apicius (Rider Books)

Renfrew, Jane, 1985 Food and Cooking in Roman Britain (English Heritage)

Useful Books containing details of Roman Norfolk

Robinson, Bruce and Gregory, Tony, 1987 Norfolk Origins 3: Celtic Fire and Roman Rule (Poppyland Publishing)

Robinson, Bruce, and Rose, Edwin J, 1983 Norfolk Origins 2: Road and Tracks (Poppyland Publishing)

Wade-Martins, Peter (ed), 1987 Norfolk From the Air (Norfolk Museums Service)

Wade-Martins, Peter (ed), 1993 An Historical Atlas of Norfolk


Last updated on 13 August 2009 by John Peterson

(e-mail j.peterson@uea.ac.uk)