Discover one of three major Romano-British towns which have not been buried underneath later towns and cities, situated just outside Norwich.
Known by the Romans as ‘the market of the Iceni' (Venta Icenorum), this site has traditionally been connected with the Iceni revolt against Roman rule led by Queen Boudica in AD 60/61. The Iceni rampaged through the south of the region, burning towns including Colchester and London before they were defeated by the Roman army. The settlement at Venta began after the revolt, and may have developed from a Roman army base.
Today, the town is free for all to explore. Only 3.5 miles from Norwich and open from dawn to dusk, visitors can follow several walks around the Roman defences, along the river Tas and through the new hay meadow.
Follow the story at the Boudicca Gallery in Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and see the Snettisham treasure – the largest collection of Iron Age gold in Europe.