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High Tech Romans

In the exhibition High Tech Romans, visitors can experience fascinating Roman technologies at first hand. They will see how inventive the Romans were and draw inspiration from them.

This stylish exhibition features many interactive exhibits subdivided into nine themes (such as architecture, crafts, communications, etc.), along with display cases which can be filled with (local) archaeological finds from the northern part of the Roman Empire.

Visitors will be surprised to discover the innovative character of the Romans with spectacular exhibits:

Text message Roman style, build a Roman city, row in a Roman boat, go on warpath as a soldier: everything is possible in the exciting exhibition High Tech Romans. The interactive exhibits that explain several Roman techniques that are still in use today, are accompanied by displays with authentic artifacts of these techniques. Visitors will be surprised to discover the innovative character of the Romans. 

Nine themes
In Architecture and Arts & Crafts visitors become acquainted with Roman construction, design and creativity.

Travelling tells how the Romans moved around quickly, while Military shows how they effectively used technology, logistics and tactics to conquer new territories.

In Communication and Computing visitors can experience how the Romans signalled messages from one tower to another and how they were able to accurately solve complicated number work.

Wealthy Romans used a lot of ways to make their lives more comfortable, as you can see in Luxury.

Water explains how water was transported from natural springs to distribution points on the edges of Roman towns and Machines demonstrates how mechanical equipment was used to increase the efficiency of human muscle power.


High Tech Romans is a co-production of the Museum het Valkhof (the Netherlands), the LVR Landesmuseum (Germany), Museon (the Netherlands) and Technopolis, the Flemish science centre (Belgium).

High Tech Romans was exhibited at:

  • Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, September 2011 - January 2012
  • LVR Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany, March 2012 - August 2012
  • Museon, The Hague, the Netherlands, October 2012 - August 2013
  • Technopolis, Mechelen, Belgium, October 2013 - August 2014
  • Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover, Germany, October 2014 - April 2015

High Tech Romans can be seen at:

  • Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, September 2015 - March 2016
  • Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm, Germany, May 2016 - October 2016

Interested in this themed exhibition?

functie Patricia Verheyden functie Experience director phone +32 15 34 20 20 mail

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