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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 22 things to do 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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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interactive - love the atmospheric descriptions and models - almost felt completely transported back in time. We're all used to Romans in films but this was HERE in the UK and far more impressive!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit (recommend dual ticket with Vindolanda) All indoor. Great exhibits clearly presented and easy to look around. The film presentation (included) in spectacular - imagine Time Team reconstruction with a massive budget! Also even if with no kids, pop into the classroom for the holographic Roman tutor. The short video on the Frontier is really well presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even in not so good weather we had a great experience. The museum is quite small but very informative and nicely interactive. The 3D movie was not 3D but was nice. You get enough info about the Hadrian's wall and then go outside and enjoy it first hand. The only thing I would add is more specific information about how... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the museum & bought the full family ticket which includes Vindolanda. The museum is Ok, more I would say suited to a school trip as there wasn't much to look at in the way of exhibits, just information boards & models of roman soldiers. The 3d film was good, but left all in the theatre wondering where the... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Spent a very pleasant two hours bimbling around the museum. The exhibits are interesting and informative, without going into boring detail. There is a very good 3D film about the wall and the army that manned it. Interactive activities for the kids and a classroom where you can learn from a Roman teacher !!. I went in by myself as... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I thought that the Roman Army Museum was a really interesting attraction. There was a lot of interactive displays and the Roman Classroom was really enjoyable, it is aimed at school visitors but I found there was plenty for adults to enjoy too. The 3D film was educational and extremely well done. There was nowhere near as much to see... More 

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UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The tour starts with a 3D film of the life of a Roman soldier. The museum itself is interactive and is very modern. It has hands on exhibits and a Latin classroom. Excellent place to visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have ben to this museum twice and it is a fantastic place. Anything you need to know abut the Roman army is there with lots of local finds. Add this to the fact that if you get a ticket to visit this museum it entitles you to visit Vindolanda as well, then this is money well spent and will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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