Exposition on the Roman Coast

Published: 8 August 2017Modified: 22 August 2017

In Muzee Scheveningen you can discover how the Romans and other shore dwellers lived and worked along the coast of the Netherlands 2,000 years ago. The exhibition is on until 15 October 2017.

The exhibition Roman Coast focuses on life along the Dutch coast in Roman times. You will learn about trade and shipping, the military organisation of coastal defences, religion, and life by the sea.

Living and working on the coast

Travel the Roman coast from north to south and discover how Romans and other groups lived and worked there some 2,000 years ago. You will see their weapons, valuables, household objects, and trade goods, along with models of forts, temples, and a ship. These exhibits tell of the tumult of battle, of navigating the seas, of commerce, religion, and everyday life.

For children, the exhibition includes a game in which Roman boats search the coast. 

From Texel to Zeeland

The exhibition features objects from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities that come from areas by the sea, from the northern island of Texel to the southern province of Zeeland. These are complemented by objects from museums in coastal regions.

Romeins beeld

Muzee Scheveningen

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