On the ground floor, an introductory module with touch screen and large scale map provides detailed information – in German – about the Roman roads in Rhineland and mobility in general in Roman times. There are also suggestions for exciting things to see and do and there is an overview of all the monuments along the Via Agrippa (internal link) and the Via Belgica (internal link) that are well worth a visit. For children, there is an interactive quiz.
The muesum shop is great for browsing – replicas of Roman and Frankish finds, a rich selection of literature, maps and souvenirs typical for the region.
The Roman Road Info Centre has led to the archaeological exhibition on the upper floor being given a new focal topic – the Eifel as an economic region. Why was the northern Eifel so important for the Romans? Raw materials were to be found not far from the provincial capital of Cologne: ore for the production of metals, stone for building, wood for crafts and trade. Like in the whole archaeological exhibition, “have a go” stations are ideal for playing and finding out a whole lot more. A premiere: finds stemming from the Roman settlement discovered in 2009 will be exhibited for the very first time.