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Roman Army Museum

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Address: Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01697 747485
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Description: Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's...
Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's Wall and based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Step into the life of a Roman soldier and experience life on the front line of Emperor Hadrian’s formidable British frontier. Explored through reconstructions, objects excavated along Hadrian's Wall and the Vindolanda Trust’s inspiring interpretations of army life including the exclusive 3D Edge of Empire film, the museum pays unforgettable homage to Rome's military accomplishments in Britain.
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buy a joint ticket and see Vindolanda too. This is an excellent musuem dedicated to the Roman Army and covers all aspects of it, it's history, structure, occupation of Britain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

buy a joint ticket and see Vindolanda too. This is an excellent musuem dedicated to the Roman Army and covers all aspects of it, it's history, structure, occupation of Britain etc. If you are in the area, you have to see this.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Along Hadrians Wall with displays by English Heritage whats not to dislike. We started here and throughout the week we made our way along the route of the wall. Driving from Fort to Fort a most enjoyable week. Nothing to dislike, all the people we met were very pleasant and helpful. Thank you Northumberland.

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Wallasey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you are even remotely interested in Hadrian's Wall and the Romans in Britain I would urge you to visit this museum and Vindolanda. Get the combined ticket. Forget boring museums filled with little boxes with labelled artefacts, this is history brought wonderfully to life. Yes there are artefacts but they are interspersed with some excellent films. The 3D Edge... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive and informative start to any understanding of who built the wall and what life must have been like on it for them -the Roman Army, one of the most disciplined fighting forces the world has ever seen. The layout is modern and 'clean', the exhibits are interesting and well-displayed, the detail useful and not burdensome,... More 

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you felt the museum was great value and you enjoyed the exhibitions. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff. More 

Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well laid out and captivating for kids and adults alike. The movie is quite well done and helps visitors visualize the wall and get the briefest of tastes as to what life was like for Roman Soldiers. I'd recommend coming here first before hitting some of the other wall sites so you can understand them better.... More 

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Roman Army Museum, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and it gave you an insight into life in the Roman Army. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was informative and interesting we'll laid out museum. Best of all it the film reminded me of my army days. Well worth a visit.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we visited as part of a joint ticket with Vindolanda, we only chose to do this one first as it was cold and raining,we thought the 3d video of the Hadrians wall was very good and as a promotional visit for Vindolanda -good but if you are only going to do one choose the main Vindolanda , but still kept... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This museum is an excellent addtition to any visit to Hadrian Wall. It gives you the opportunity to get a sense of what it meant to stand guard and protect the Roman Empire on its northern most frontier. Well worth the visit.

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I am glad your visit was educational and enjoyable. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A brilliant interpretation centre, using a wide range of media to tell the story of the Roman soldiers on Hadrian's wall. The 3D film was excellent, and I also enjoyed the film of the soldier trying to recruit us.

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Derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What was not to like! We visited the museum as part of a double ticket with the Vindolanda and it was a great addition to our walk along Hadrian's wall the previous day. The museum is well laid out with a mixture of interactive and artefact/model/information based displays. we particularly enjoyed the 3D movie which was very high quality and... More 

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Address: Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01697 747485
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham

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