Roman Army Museum

Roman Army Museum, Hexham: Hours, Address, Roman Army Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Roman Army Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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jersey45
Bristol, UK199 contributions
Enjoyable experience
Oct 2021
Went with the grandchildren to see this museum and everyone enjoyed it.
The displays were well presented and the 3D film was excellent. The children loved it and we all learnt a bit about the Romans in Britain.
Written November 15, 2021
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Cliff J
London, UK2,100 contributions
Good Half Day Out
Sep 2021
You can obtain a combined entrance ticket for the Roman Army Museum and the Vindolanda archaeological site (about 8-miles away) - both sites are owned and run by the Vindolanda Trust. My advice would be to visit the two sites on different days, as there is so much to see and take in. The museum is well presented and very informative both for people new to Roman Britain and the area of Hadrian's Wall and those who have been before and know the story of the Romans in northern Britain. A mixture of finds from the Vindolanda site and some replicas as well as films about roman life on Hadrian's Wall - all very well done

A small cafe is also on site serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes/scones.
Written November 8, 2021
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gardener707
Kelso, UK36 contributions
An experience rather than a museum
Oct 2021
Full of videos and replicas. Fine if you don't a;rteady know anything about the Roman army. I expect children like it.
Written October 24, 2021
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Alison H
19 contributions
So much better than we anticipated.
Oct 2021
Very friendly and interesting museum, enjoyed by family group aged from 7 to 62. Displays were well laid out, bright and explained in easy to understand language. 3d movie explained roman life in Britain in a clear but realistic way. Saver ticket enabled us to visit vindalanda on the same day. The 2 took us a whole day. The staff were friendly, cheery and knowledgeable, totally enriching our visit. A delightful experience.
Written October 22, 2021
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DiscerningPenguin
Cambridge, UK154 contributions
Interesting and interactive
Sep 2021
An interesting museum with an excellent 3D film and various films and displays to give a better insight into Roman life on Hadrian’s Wall. The replica ballistas and chariots were particularly interesting. Personally, I would have preferred to see more artifacts on display but I wonder whether these are displayed at the sister site of Vindolanda instead (also well worth a visit).
Written September 30, 2021
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Alison T
Bedford, UK88 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2021
Visited both the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda on the same day using the saver ticket. Very informative museum and brought everything to life. Especially liked the ladies loos!
Written September 26, 2021
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Thanks for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the toilets entertaining as well as functional ...
Written October 5, 2021
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Cheshire Roaming Reviewer
Warrington, UK270 contributions
Great little find...
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely museum with a great 3D video which lasts around 30mins. Lovely site with a cafe and gift shop. Staff are pleasant and helpful
Written September 6, 2021
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steve w
Bury, UK70 contributions
Awesome
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a find .... just stumbled across this little gem while walking along Hadrian's Wall very educational tells the story of the Roman Army.
Some fantastic exhibits and a 3D story on a large screen
Definitely recommend
Written September 5, 2021
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sharon17Teesside
Teesside190 contributions
Great day out well worth a visit
Aug 2021
Really enjoyed a look around this museum. Very informative regarding army life back in the Roman days.

I really enjoyed the 3D film that put into context what life must have been in Roman times.

After a good look around and a coffee in the cafe we were ready for hike to the wall, mainly uphill and across fields it was great exercise and the views at the top are amazing.

From the museum we went onto Vindolanda and had a good walk around very impressive and insight into how the Romans lived all those years ago.

A great day out we want to go back to visit Housesteads and Chesters and of course a visit to Sycamore Gap.
Written August 31, 2021
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Thanks for writing your review, glad you enjoyed the 3D film.
Written October 5, 2021
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Woo H
Derby, UK96 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2021
We were unsure how long to allow for our visit but easily spent 1.5 hours here. There is so much to see with a couple of video shows that are well worth watching. Very informative without being 'stuffy'
Written August 30, 2021
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