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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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This is a don't miss museum along Hadrianus wall. The museum has a simplistic and modern touch and gives you the history in a great way. Don't miss the excellent 3D movie!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a don't miss museum along Hadrianus wall. The museum has a simplistic and modern touch and gives you the history in a great way. Don't miss the excellent 3D movie!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here as part of a joint ticket with Vindolanda - really good value at £32 for a family of four. Well-presented, interesting artefacts, offering insights into the life of a Roman soldier. Main attraction is a 20-minute, 3D film that describes the development of Hadrian's Wall and the lives of those that worked on and near it. Cafe was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Roman Army Museum is about one mile from Greenhead village. It is a good general introduction to the Roman occupation of the area, the modern museum is very well presented. There is a 20 minute video presentation concentrating on what life must have been like for a young soldier on Hadrian's Wall. If you can only visit one site,... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really impressed by the quality of the museum. Two pre-teens enjoyed the 3D film and seeing the huge range of artefacts excavated. Informative and well presented. Friendly and helpful staff. Visited both here and Vindolanda, well worth buying the joint ticket. Small cafe here, much larger choice at Vindolanda if you want more than sandwich or snack.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This museum gives a real insight as to how the Roman Army was formed, how conquered countries got involved, their equipment and personal viewpoints from individual soldiers. The interactive displays allow for a depth of learning and a real feel for how it would have been to enlist. We were hoping for more detail on the more 'gruesome' side of... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very historic attraction. We paid for the combined visit to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda archeological site. We had a great experience going to the museum first and the dig site after. We thought it added to the dig site to see the history of the army first.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Headed here on a damp afternoon and happily spent an hour or two enjoying the interactive exhibits and the more traditional displays which offer a nice balance whilst our boys enjoyed the 3D film.

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Macduff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a fab place to visit and excellent value for money when you purchase the joint ticket with Vindolanda. There is a 3D film telling you about the Roman soldiers that lived in this area (which my son went in to watch 3 times!). We particularly liked the little school room which taught us some Latin. Lots of hi-tech... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A worthwhile visit to a wonderful museum, well laid out and lots to see and do. A very good film in 3D was one of the attractions and gave a good view of Roman life.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a wet and windy Saturday in July we stopped off on impulse at the Roman Army Museum. So pleased we did, what a well presented and informative exhibition. From the 3D film (superb) to the exhibits everything is well laid out, and holds your interest from start to finish. Do not miss it. Even the café and gift shop... 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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