Event Details

Rampaging Romans and Crafty Celts
Saturday 20th May 2017This event has passed.

Find out all about life for the Romans and Celts  in Caerpentalloch, the Roman name for Kirkintilloch.

The Antonine Guard will be on duty giving demonstrations of their marching and military drill displays. They’ll even bring along their ‘horse’ to give you a taste of what it would have been like to live in Caerpentalloch.

Join artist Frank McElhinney for a talk on his Antoine Wall project and let your mini centurions write letters on wax tablets and parchment, just like Roman soldiers!

The Celts will be setting up camp and giving demonstrations of their basket-weaving skills and everyone will get a chance to make their own. Celtic war paint will even be on offer from our resident face painter!

Our costumed interpreters and staff are experienced in adapting content for different access needs.

Show times

12noon - 4pm


The Auld Kirk Museum is a former church which dates back to 1644.The museum and its graveyard are Grade A listed and together form one of the finest and oldest sites in the town of Kirkintilloch. The Auld Kirk is situated close to the Peel Park, in which a Roman fort on the Antonine Wall was located.

Auld Kirk Museum
Auld Kirk Museum Cowgate Kirkintilloch G66 1HN


0141 777 3013 or irene.mccafferty@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Entry prices

free entry
£2 for face painting

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Center map


Parking / Public Transit Links / Toilets / Gift Shop / Baby Changing / Disabled Access (with prior notice) / Accessible Toilets / Accessible Formats (eg. Braille, large print, see museum for details) / Induction Loop 

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