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Roman Army Museum

Address: Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a really enjoyable respite from our hike. It is a very interesting description of life under the Romans. We really enjoyed the exhibits. The cafe was great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

5 miles from Vindolanda but well worth the trip . Very impressive museum and excellent 30 minute film with an Eagle's view of the Wall and its history . Well presented and great for kids espec young boys .

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Frederick, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Excellent attraction when visited with Vindolanda. Very hands on and great entertainment for the kids....not to be missed.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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