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“Brilliant for Dads and Boys” 5 of 5 stars
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Roman Army Museum
Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
01697 747485
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Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Brilliant for Dads and Boys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Really well laid out with lots of interactive stuff. You get a really good military perspective. Staff really friendly

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“Good find on a wet old day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I wasn't really too interested in going to a museum but it was a good alternative to driving aimlessly in the rain. I was very surprised, the museum is very well done with a 20 minute film about Hadrians wall and the Romans who guarded it. Lots of information and displays, it is really very well done. Good for children but interesting for adults too.

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“so so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

more for kids than adults came away a bit dissapointed as very few relics/artifacts but the 3d film was good

Visited February 2013
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VindolandaTrust, Customer Service and Property Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your visit to the Roman Army Museum. At the Roman Army Museum the emphasis is placed on life on the wall during the roman occupation, and life in the Roman army with educational audio visuals and the award winning 3D film - "Edge of Empire".
Roman Vindolanda (Our sister site) has the largest collection of leather in the roman empire among thousands of artefacts including the writing tablets, all excavated from the fort and vicus at VIndolanda. During the summer, excavations are ongoing, so visitors can witness the artefacts being uncovered.
We believe that the combination of both museums offers a great educational and entertaining day out.
I hope you are able to visit Vindolanda in the future.
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“Best thing for miles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great place, great staff. Best Roman museum we have been to, fabulous 3D 20 min film twice an hour. Tea rooms excellent and great value. Can't fault !

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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Very informative. Learned a great deal about the organisation of the Roman Army and how the Roman Empire was built up.

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