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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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Walking Hadrians wall with friend we decided to visit the roman army museum. We wanted to walk in the morning and visit the museum in the afternoon. We asked the lady in the museum if we could do this and we were told about the deal for both the roman army museum and vindolonda which cost £10. The staff where... More

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Sale, Cheshire
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not enough to warrant a visit alone so combine with a trip to sister site at Vindolanda. The 3d movie is good however.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The only reason myself and my partner visited the museum was due to a deal they had with the roman excavations at Vindolanda and I must say we were so glad we visited this museum!!! So much information and a real insight into roman life in the area. I'd recommend watching the film as it gives so much information and... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed our visit to the Museum. Plenty for the kids to do, interactive, excellent film and other presentation methods. Staff very helpful and friendly. Recommend it.

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Kinka Beach, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The museum contains the artifacts that have been excavated from Vindolanda - a must see. The 3D video about life on the 'Wall" is also a must see.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We attended as a couple and really enjoyed the experience. I was particularly impressed by the virtual teacher teaching Latin in the Roman classroom (good job Michael Gove didn't see this when he was SofS for Education as it could have spelled the end of teachers as we know them). Great for school/youth group visit. Can get discounted joint ticket... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wonderful overview of the Roman army which included a fabulous 3D film. A great way to start a tour of Hadrian's Wall and other sites. Emma and Sue went out of their to help us figure out the bus schedule so we could visit other sites the next day.

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Bingley
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Whatever you do if you are up at Hadrian's Wall you need to visit this museum. It brings Roman times to life especially the life of the soldiers on Hadrian's Wall. There are some artefacts to look at but it is more about using technology to help make things clear. There are holograms, 3D film, other films which bring history... More

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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47 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a magnificent museum, especially when paired with the main Vindolanda archeological site (separately reviewed). The videos located throughout the museum give you hours of history and a very interactive learning experience. The displayed replica armour give you a great perspective of Roman military life. This site is not located along an exposed area of Hadrians Wall; the closest... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice exposition of Roman army life in the area (and elsewhere). The 3D film is also nice. Small, but interesting enough.

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