The Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles is usually such a peaceful place.

But on Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday (May 29 and 30) from 10 am to 5 pm, Roman Gladiators will be invading and battle raging.

Gladiators at Chiltern Open air Museum

Watch fearsome gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide.

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Meet the costumed re-enactors and learn about life in the 1st century AD with gladiatorial displays taking place at 12 and 3pm.

The gladiators are being brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the U.K., they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period.

Gladiators at Chiltern Open air Museum

Britannia have worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and all five series of CBBC’s Horrible Histories.

Siân Hammerton-Fraser, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, said: “Having worked on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Britannia’s gladiatorial combat, weapons and battle tactics are fantastic and definitely get our crowds roaring.

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“This will be a brilliant, unforgettable way to teach the whole family about Roman history.”

The Roman Gladiators event is a thrilling action packed and educational day for the entire family.

Be warned there may be (fake) blood.

Find out more one the Chiltern Open Air Museum website .