Visitors to Gloucester who would like their own personal Roman soldier as a guide to some of the city's hidden secrets – can now have exactly that.
Lucius Sita, complete in full military uniform, is the guide to a series of special Saturday tours of the Eastgate Chamber.
Normally only seen from the pavement viewing screen outside Boots in Eastgate Street the 30 minute tour gives visitors a closer look at Gloucester's history. There are substantial sections of the original Roman wall along with murals depicting how and why it was built.
The chamber also contains a section of the City's medieval wall – a gate tower dating back to the 1250s.
There are also general tours of the Chamber along with a Roman Walk around the city that provide different perspectives on Gloucester's 2,000 years of history.
Details of all the walks and tours are:Roman Eastgate Chamber Tours
Every Wednesday at 12pmAdults £3, Concessions £2, under 5s FREE. Tours meet at the City Museum.Pre-book your place from the City Museum reception desk. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Access to the chamber itself may be difficult for those with mobility problems.
Saturday Special Event Tours of the Eastgate ChamberAdults £3, Concessions £2 (children aged 5-17 years or over 60s), under 5s FREE, Members FREE19th & 26th of April, 10th & 31st May, 28th June, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Aug. Tours at 2pm & 3pm on all dates above.Pre-book your place by telephoning the City Museum on (01452) 396131
Roman Gloucester ToursEvery second Friday, beginning on 7th March7th & 21st March, 4th & 18th April, 2nd, 16th & 30th May, 13th & 27th June11.30am, meeting at City Museum, £4 per person.
Pre-book your place from the City Museum reception desk. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tours last approximately an hour. Tour includes access to the Eastgate chamber which may be difficult for those with mobility problems.