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Corbridge Roman Town

Corchester Lane, Corbridge NE45 5NT, England
+44 1434 632349
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Corbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians... more » Owner description: Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier. « less
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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We finished our day of exploring Hadrian’s wall here. Another English Heritage looked after Roman site. This site is huge and they think there is even more to be unearthed. It is a very impressive site. There was a small shop, again selling the normal English Heritage Merchandise. The staff was polite and friendly. The Museum was very interesting and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For those Interested in Roman Britain, the Corbridge site is one of the 'must' sees. The Roman road Stanegate and the adjacent Roman town was there before the Roman Wall. Some interesting features are to be seen notably the 'lion' water fountain adapted from a funerary monument. Also the famous Corbridhe loria segmenta (segmented armour). The item in the museum... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Me and my boyfriend were staying at a local campsite and Corbridge was the first attraction we visited and we were not disappointed! On arrival we could see that the admission cost was very reasonable and the member of staff we spoke to was very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum was one of the best presented I have ever been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Second visit. Good museum and the site allows you to get a good feel for what the place must have been like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

If you like history then this is the place to come walking around the large stone reigns makes you think how hard it must of been for the Romans inside tells the history of the roman town along hadrians wall a very good experiance outside isn't suitable for wheelchairs inside is fine decent price for adults and concessions for students... More

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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Once we found the site it was great. (Being summer, the signs were covered with overgrown trees) The staff were welcoming and keen to explain all there was to do at the site. The museum is small, but modern and well explained. You can look in as much detail as you want or just take in the main exhibits like... More

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Heerenveen, Friesland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Corbridge as part of our exploration of Hadrians wall and were luck in that when we visited there was a very interesting talk about the treasure chest they'd found. Really enjoyed the museum, in general museums tend to get a bit boring after a while, so much to read and see, but feel that this one is just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Corbridge Roman site is much larger than I expected. I have visited sites on he wall over the years but have overlooked Corbridge. The museum is excellent, covering the phases of Roman settlement here. Examples of the Corbridge hoard are on display and there is a useful interactive display with more information on this find. I took advantage of the... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a glowing 5 star review, Claire T! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Corbridge so much and found our museum to be excellent: the curatorial department here at English Heritage have spent a lot of time getting it right and it has recently benefitted from a full refurbishment. We're also pleased you enjoyed... More

Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good audio tour -- you really don't need the guide book unless you want it for a momento. There is a good amount to see, and well connected with other Roman sites in terms of the history.

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a positive review, OnlyEveryFiveYears! We're glad you enjoyed your visit so much and found our audio tour to be interesting. Our site guidebook can complement the audio tour by adding information such as a site plan and pictures which clearly one couldn't get from the audio. Priced at £1.99 it also offers very good value.... More

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an English Heritage property. Amazing place, unbelivievable history ! There is alot to see and with the audio there is alot to be told. Do not go thinking you or the kids will find it boring because you will be proved very wrong! The staff are very friendly and are willing to answer any questions,which the kids will... More

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CorbridgeRomanTown, Public Relations Manager at Corbridge Roman Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us one of the nicest reviews in a while, barnvillas. All of the staff at Corbridge Roman Town have read your delightful review and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with your kids so much! You're absolutely right that people often expect a small site with not much to see... More

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