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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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Brilliant museum. Loved the 3D film-really brought things to life. Displays around museum were great-very visual and not too overloaded with information for children. Great value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Corinne G
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Hinstock, United Kingdom
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Hinstock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant museum. Loved the 3D film-really brought things to life. Displays around museum were great-very visual and not too overloaded with information for children. Great value with twin ticket for Vindolanda (bought a few days previously).A really enjoyable day. Would definitely return.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I liked this museum - it had a lot going on and an excellent 3D film to watch. It had lots of great displays but ...... I went during the school holidays to avoid parties of school children and guess what .. it was full of rowdy school children The Scottish schools must have different holidays. Could barely hear the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very well done introduction to the army and military life. Good models, and videos. Should appeal to youngsters... Limited depth for the enthusiast- but good to see. Also : Walltown crags, up the lane opposite the museum, (not the quarry car park) has a cracking 1/2mile of wall to walk, with free parking :-).

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great surprise, as we thought it would be more for kids than adults, but there was definitely something of interest for all. 3D film was a good introduction to the history of the area and the rest of the exhibits complemented it. Great place for the whole family.

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad the whole family enjoyed your visit. More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent interactive way of learning about being in the roman army, 3d film a must and whatever your age go to the roman classroom for your latin lesson. Well done. Do combine your ticket with Vindaldno

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took our 2 year old grandson to this museum. My wife did not want to visit the museum, but said she would wait in the cafe for us. The young lady at the ticket desk advised me that my wife would have to pay for a museum ticket to be able to use the cafe to... More 

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not wish to visit our museum while you were in the area. We are a self - sustaining archaeological Trust and our activities and policies are allied to maintaining our aims and objectives which is why our car park and entry to the museum and the shop & café , are all reserved... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Spent about an hour and a half wandering around here and enjoyed it, having already seen Vindolanda and Housesteads, and this gave more of an insight into the life of a roman soldier itself, from their training to their everyday life. This is a museum that is small, with not what i would call lots of archelogical exhibits, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this week and found the whole exhibition fascinating the information was at the right level for a short visit. I thought the joint ticket was good value. The staff where helpful and friendly.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This museum is absolutely brilliant. A lot of thought has gone into this place. Its the best interpretation of the time and the place I have encountered. The 3D film is fantastic. You must go and see for yourselves. Buy the joint ticket which entitles you to visit Roman Vindalanda Site and you will not be disappointed.

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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review... I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is the indoor roman museum, not the open air museum and is quite sparse in content and you sit through a 10 minute 3d film about a roman centurion.

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VindolandaTrust, General Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review

I am disappointed that you found your visit to the museum uninteresting. We recommend a minimum of 90 minutes for a visit as with 5 different audio visual displays varying in length between 5 minutes (2 AV's on a loop ) and 15-20 minutes (3 AV's - Including the 20 Edge of Empire film you described) as to spend less... More 

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