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Roman Army Museum

Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01697 747485
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Ranked #3 of 12 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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Bolton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little gem. It isn't huge but is very interesting and informative. We spent 2 hours looking around. We especially liked the 3D film and also the hologram in the school room. It has a small café and shop which was also good. The loos are also very clean and attractive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and myself found this whilst we were roaming the wall. It's very very interested & gives real depth into how the army lived. Good use of a couple of hours!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you visit the fort site at Vindolanda, it's well worth spending a little extra for a double ticket that admits you both to Vindolanda itself and this associated satellite museum which is located only a few miles distant. The museum is located beside the remains of the fort at Carvoran, the unexcavated but still impressive ramparts of which may... More

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York
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Go to this place last - it pulls together all what you have seen during your day on Hadrian's wall. The exhibits are informative and placed in a time line format so it is clear to follow the Roman invasion through to them finally leaving our shores! But, what would this country be like now if Bodiecea had beaten the... More

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Fleet, Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum is linked to the Vindolanda Roman Fort attraction and we bought a ticket to visit both attractions. They are 7 miles apart so having enjoyed our visit to Vindolanda, we set off to find the museum. We had been provided with a poor map and no post-code. The signage was non-existentent until we were almost there, and it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great tip buy the dual entry with Vindolanda they are only a few miles apart. This is a great museum for all ages and very well presented. The gift shops have a great range of different and well priced items such a nice change from most of the rubbish on offer elsewhere.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is compact but gives a very good insight into what it was like for the Roman soldiers. The 3D film is not to be missed. I would recommend visiting the museum before you explore the wall, as it helps bring the ruins to life, and aids your understanding.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Superb. Great design. Well worth it. I'm in the Army and this was very interesting for all the family including a military history buff like myself.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What an elegantly built building .Everything laid out with such a lot of thought ,so easy to read.Incredible writing tablets .Would appeal to any age group,and I defy any one to turn up and not learn something .Dont miss the chance to go here if you get it .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a place!! This was so interesting my son didnt want to leave! The 3D movie is a brilliant idea to give everyone a glimpse into life on the wall and the artifacts that they have on show is amazing. There are other movies to watch as you walk around to give you an idea of life during the times... More

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