The cooperation with museums and similar institutions is the main focus of the activities of the I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e.V. A multitude of different topics concerning military and civilian life can be covered in detail by our members during events lasting one or several days. The different possible ways of presentation include the following: a visit of only a few members of our group as "living museum figures", a detailed topical presentation, for example on cooking, crafts or artillery, or a complete weekend including a military camp, drill presentations, camp life, a Roman cook shop with wine bar, and insights into the Roman way of living and working.
Some of our equipment is unique world-wide, i.e. all tents in our military camp are made from leather and sewn by hand, a technique proven by archaeological evidence. Our members are always available to the public during these events and are ready and willing to answer questions. Their activities and explanations are a vivid and colourful compliment to the objects in the museum's exhibition. Explanations can be given in English by most members, but French and Dutch are also possible.
All activities can be designed as outdoor or indoor events, provided adequate space is available. If you are scheduling an event, please contact us as far in advance as possible, to allow sufficient time for logistical planning.
The I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e.V. has much experience in cooperation with museums both at home and abroad and has visited several countries throughout Europe. Amongst others, we have been at the following events and institutions dealing with Roman history:
- Westfälisches Römermuseum Haltern
- Archäologischer Park Xanten
- Limesmuseum Aalen
- Museum und Park Kalkriese
- Archäologischer Park Reinheim-Bliesbrück
- Limeskastell Saalburg
- "Tarraco Viva" (Tarragona/Spain)
- Provinzial-Archäologisches Museum Velzeke (Belgium)
- Heilig-Land-Stiftung (Nijmegen/Netherlands)
- Allard-Pierson-Museum (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
- "History in Action" (Kirby Hall/England)
- Ostia Antica (Italy)