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13 05 2019

Museum Valkenburg becomes Via Belgica place

2019-05-28T22:32:10+02:0013 May 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Our museum was officially included as a Via Belgica site on 7 May. For that occasion we have opened a beautiful exhibition about Roman life in Valkenburg. The Via Belgica was already the most important lifeline for this region in Roman times. Numerous finds tell the story of the former inhabitants of Roman Valkenburg and their luxury villas and also of the economic aspects of that time. Unveiling Via Belgica point by mr. Meijers, Alderman of the municipality of Valkenburg, and Mr. Teunissen, Provincial Executive of Limburg. Via Belgica is an initiative of various municipalities to make the road more "visible". Numerous companies, museums, and other organizations have thus committed themselves to the Roman Past. In the museum shop you can buy the book "Roman South Limburg Guide". An interesting reference work on the Via Belgica with articles, routes, overnight stays, food & drinks, museums, etc. Read more on our website:

15 04 2019

National Romans Week 2019

2019-05-29T12:42:30+02:0015 April 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The sixth edition of the National Romans Week will take place from 4 to 12 May 2019. A week entirely devoted to the history of Roman times in the Netherlands, with dozens of activities and events for young and old every day. A continuous exhibition about Roman Valkenburg and Via Belgica. In the Valkenburg Museum you can get acquainted with the tangible Roman past of Valkenburg and the surrounding area. The Archeology department shows an overview of Roman life in the Geuldal. Various archaeological finds from Roman Valkenburg can be admired in the Valkenburg Museum. These objects tell the story about the Via Belgica route. Four locations have been included in the Via Belgica route within the municipality of Valkenburg. The Roman road in Houthem, the villas in the Geuldal, the watchtower on the Goudsberg and a trip to the Roman Catacombs (burial culture). The tangible finds of these places can be seen in Museum Valkenburg, on the first floor, Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday / Sunday from 12 am to 5 pm. Wednesday, May 8, 2019: MODE ROMANO FEMINA You can taste Roman snacks and drinks, the Optio Centuriae teaches young visitors to march like the Roman soldiers did and Elisia Ferraris predicts the future based on sheep bones. Every visitor can be dressed as a Roman photographed in the Roman living room! Restoration studio Come and take a look on Wednesday in the restoration studio in Museum Valkenburg! Have you always wanted to know how an archaeological investigation works? Or have you found something yourself and want to know what it is? Our archaeological working group deals with various excavation materials from the history of Valkenburg aan de Geul. We examine the remaining material, identify it and restore the objects. Admission 6 euros, children up to 12 years (under supervision) free.