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Roman Army Museum

Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01697 747485
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's Wall and based at the site...
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Type: History Museums, 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 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

a great time i had, lots to see always plenty to learn for newbies and maybe a few new things for us veterans, well worth a visit and certainly worth making a part of your Hadrian's wall visit

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was a really great museum! They have an interesting collection of artifacts and models that are well-presented, and the video is very well done. We spent about an hour here (we were in a rush to catch our train) and could have spent more. The staff were fantastic. We came after a walk in the snow to the nearby... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was quite interesting to see the make up of the Roman army-the auxiliaries and the legions of Roman soldiers and how the skills of people from different countries were put to use. After fighting for the army after a certain number of years foreigners could join the empire and retire with a sort of pension! The 3D film of... More 

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You cant go wrong for £10 to visit this and Vindolanda. There;s so much to learn here about the armies that would of lived and and fought here, and also their family life. The museum is very well equiped with fils and visual displays to keep the budding historian or the more seasoned ones happy. all in all it makes... More 

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emmeloord
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A nice look at the roman era with Haidans wall closeby and the quarry just down the road.The Roman fort (7miles) is certainly worth a visit

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East Sussex
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Brilliant. The looped short film really helped visualise how it would have been during the days of the Romans on Hadrian's wall. A good start to visting the fort remains up the hill. The museum artefacts were interesting. It was very informative, easy to understand and be excited about the history.

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York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting here on a recent stay in the area. Really good displays with information presented in an easily accessible way. Also has a 3d film which is great.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My daughter is learning about the Romans so we decided to have a day on Hadrians wall. This museum and Vindolanda are owned by the same people and for £10 you can visit both, great value! This is mostly indoor museum, there are some good displays excellent films shows on of which is in 3D, there's even a Roman classroom... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went here on our way to our holiday destination and it was excellent. Buy the joint ticket to Vindolanda which is even better!

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Coventry
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I visited this Museum for the day with my family in conjunction with Vindolanda and we had a great day out.

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