The Museum Of London has kindly donated the famous Roman Water Lifting Machine reconstruction
to the ATC and the Grand Opening of the Roman Water Lifting Machine took place on
the 4/5th May 2011 with many ‘slaves’ taking the unique opportunity of experiencing
moving water the Roman way.
The machine was featured on a Time Team Special and caught the imagination of the
Water is be collected from the Viking building roof runoff and held in a lined pit
beneath the machine. We intend to build a series of chutes to take the raised water
to the top of our small field system and animal pens. We currently have the bottom
Our aim is to test this machine with regular use and monitor wear of components and
the actual quantities of water moved by the device. This in turn will provide information
and insight as to the efficiency of water movement in Roman London.
The machine is being monitored and so far we have had: