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Roman Army Museum

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Address: Chesterholm Museum Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: 01697 747485
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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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Museum magna!

For a very reasonable price, this small but well laid out museum was a treat! Clear descriptions of the Roman army, its organisation and artefacts, good displays, culminating in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a very reasonable price, this small but well laid out museum was a treat! Clear descriptions of the Roman army, its organisation and artefacts, good displays, culminating in a very good 3D audio-visual presentation about life on the Wall. The Vindolanda Trust runs this and the Vindolanda site museum (which was highly recommended to us by others), and a... More 

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Shropshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a wet day in August - car park very small but had blue badge bay for us to use. I didn't want to get my husbands mobility scooter out of the car as it was raining, and hoped they would have a wheelchair I could loan ... but they don't have any! Husband can not walk too... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came upon this wonderful museum purely by chance and were so glad we stopped. We thought we might spend an hour and left more than 2 hours and only because we needed to get to our evening destination. Extremely well done and informative (and entertaining!) exhibits. Welcoming staff, great fun watching some of the school groups going through -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good family orientated Museum situated in a lovey part of the UK countryside and close to the wall. The sit is situated at the Fort of Magna so you walking in the footsteps of our history. Loved the 3D film and visual aides. Very good. Was disappointed in the tea room as the staff were very aware of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By displays of wonderful recovered artifacts, 3D films and video presentations, the life of a Roman soldier in Britannia is vividly recreated in a splendid building with good cafe facilities.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating museum which would appeal to even small children right through to adults. Lots of video type exhibits including a hologram Roman teacher who teaches you Latin and a slightly scary pretend Roman army recruiter who had my 6yo boy enthralled and saluting away. The main 3D film showing the wall then and now is excellent. Along with the fort... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Run by the same people as Vindolanda and a must see if you like Roman military history. Some excellent displays and reconstructions to see. Also very close to Hadrian's Wall and there is also an unexcavated Roman fort behind the museum. You should visit Vindolanda and this museum on the same day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Myself and my partner visited here at the end of our trip to the Lake District. Both being very interested in history, especially surrounding the rule of the Romans, it was hard to say no to such a great attraction. The museum itself is packed full of information and visually exciting showcase pieces that give you a true feel of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came on a wet day. We had the ticket as a result of some upselling by the Vinlandia fort cashier. The two places (Vinlandia+museum) really compliment each other. Great set of exhibits and easy to understand education.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent museum, run in conjunction with the excavations at Vindolanda, and in fact both attractions can be accessed via a joint ticket. The museum is very well put together, and interesting for adults and children alike. It has a nice coffee shop, and is only 15 minutes walk from one of the best stretches of Hadrian's Wall... More 

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