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Senhouse Roman Museum

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Address: The Battery | Sea Brows, Maryport CA156JD, England
Phone Number: (+44) 01900 816 168
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Perfect for a young families

Quaint and lovely and educational...great for children...dressing up clothes and an archaeological sand pit amongst other things....our family loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Quaint and lovely and educational...great for children...dressing up clothes and an archaeological sand pit amongst other things....our family loved it.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We hadn't planned to visit here on our trip to Maryport, however, we were really glad we went. A short stroll from the town centre with breathtaking views of the coast line. Inside we were fascinated by all the relics. The children's guide was really engaging, especially for my 9yo. Trying on helmets and playing with shields, really helped them... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Enjoyed this.. quite a walk outside of centre of town involving steep paths and stairs so be aware.. that aside, a great place to visit if you like your history....

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

An Excellent Roman museum with a World Renowned collection of Roman Alters. Friendly helpful staff (very Knowledgeable) All round an Excellent experience, FIVE STARS!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are not particularly interested in all things Roman, and we found this small museum engrossing enough to spend an hour and a half here. There is a collection of Roman Alters (think portable pillars rather than a church alter). These and the other items were presented in a well thought out manner, and it was all well done considering... More 

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Glasgow
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52 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

The museum is sited beside an excavated fort and has the largest collection of Roman altars in Britain. The inscriptions are very clear and good explanations are given of their importance. The collection as a whole is small but fairly interesting. It's worth climbing the tower outside for the views of the fort site and surrounding landscape. The foyer has... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Small friendly semi-museum indoors, tracing the fort commanders and their careers before and after Senhouse. One ex-commander went on to be a senator then a consul. Outside is a two storey watch tower with great views of the site.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

very interesting and the children got to dress up and do various activities. My 8 year old son in particular really enjoyed it as he has just recently done this topic at school so he enjoyed giving us all the facts

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This small museum is great for those wishing for an interesting but not over-powering bit of Roman history - there's a great kids activity book available and the museum is small. You can climb a tower for views of the coast. There is an active dig on site but check to see if there's a visit available. The activity days... More 

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oldham
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very interesting museum with lots to see and do. Especially liked the climb up the tower outside. Recommended

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