The Vicus is an historical re-enactment society that portrays the Roman invasion of Britain in the 1st century AD, from the initial invasion of Claudius in 43 AD, though the revolt of Boudicca in 60-61 AD to the final battle against Roman rule at Mons Graupius in Scotland in 84 AD.

We portray military and civilian life for both the native iron-age tribes of Britain and the invading Roman Empire.

We hold events throughout the year. 
Our public events usually involve our living history encampment showing many aspects of ordinary life during the period and re-enactment combat displays that pit the native Britons against the invading Roman Army. We are also able to hold displays of gladiatorial combat.
During the winter we also hold a series of private training sessions involving both combat training and exchange of craft/living history skills.

The latin word vicus meaning a settlement is often used to refer to the small towns that grew up around Roman forts, many of which have since become major town and cities today. The vicus of a roman fort is one of the few places where the native population of the new province of Britannia would routinely interact with the occupying Roman forces. Portraying a vicus therefore gives us the opportunity to portray this turbulent period of history from the perspective of the invaded and the invaders


Upcoming Events 2019

Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre
23rd - 24th March

Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch26th - 28th June 

Milton Keynes Museum : 11th - 12th May

Milton Keynes Campbell Park: 15th - 16th June

Vallance House Museum, Dagenham: 22nd - 23rd June

Lunt Roman Fort, Baginton, Coventry: 20th - 21st July

More events info here 


Event Booking and Membership

General Enquiries, please contact Chris at

For Events Booking and Film Work, please Contact

For information about Becoming a Member please contact Caroline at



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