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Roman Army Museum

Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01697 747485
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bolton, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very well presented, informative display of a Roman Army history. The 3D film was well received by everyone, and we would suggest that a visit to here and Vindolanda were both good value for money and worth a visit.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A fabulous place to visit. The 3D film is worth the entrance fee on its own! i learned so much here. Added bonus was ver very helpful staff.

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After visiting the nearby Vindolanda earlier that day we weren't left disappointed. Similar to the previously mentioned site, we were left interested in what we had learned whilst visiting. The museum brought something appealing to most people, with entertainment for younger children as well as educational (yet interesting) information for adults. The 3D movie which is shown every half hour... More

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Orlando, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Roman Army Museum is one of the three principle things to see when hiking Hadrian's Wall near the Steel Rigg parking lot. (Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda are the other two) The museum which is accessible via the AD122 local area bus is excellent. Just inside the museum is a large flat map with overhead projectors which show the expansion... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The roman army museum is a really good and interesting modern museum suitable for young children and adults alike. The roman school was very good and interesting. Lots of films and informations to make the roman army life in Northern England come to life. Our 8 and 5 year olds really enjoyed it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Roman Army Museum is a must visit attraction and the 3D film featuring The Ermine Street Guard is outstanding. Now, the photographs purporting to be the Guard are not. As a 25 year member of the Ermine Street Guard I can categorically state that it is not us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really enjoyed this place, wasn't expecting much but was so pleasantly surprised a very well set up place.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Roman Army Museum is an excellent place to start if you don't know much about the Roman Army, Hadrian's Wall or the Roman Empire in general. There is a cafe, shop, picnic area, toilets and parking (for those visiting the museum). It's a great place for children, but an excellent starting point for visitors of any age. There are... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

exhibits of a Roman soldiers life. 3D film was good showing the life of a soldier at the time of the wall. Cafe area but didn't visit doesn't take long to view

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First time back in years and it has improved a great deal. The museum is a fun way to learn, especially for children, as it is very hands on. Tie it in with Vindolanda for a great day out

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