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Roman Army Museum

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Address: Chesterholm Museum Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
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+44 16977 47485

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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Excellent attraction.

Great day out. Visited Vindolanda (6 miles away) and the Roman museum. Children really enjoyed themselves. 3D film was very educational. Excellent display of amazing artifacts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While mostly pitched at children, who will likely really enjoy this museum, it is worth considering a visit. There are some great artefacts which have incredible preservation due to the anaerobic conditions at Vindolanda, but I would say the best are to be found at the sister museum at Vindolanda. If you can only visit one then do Vindolanda, otherwise... More 

Thank Ruth N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day out. Visited Vindolanda (6 miles away) and the Roman museum. Children really enjoyed themselves. 3D film was very educational. Excellent display of amazing artifacts.

Thank paul L
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't intending to visit this attraction but I was following Hadrians wall and explaining it to my 11 year old Daughter who was studying this topic at School at the time. I was really impressed during our time there. All the staff were friendly and knowledgable. Artifacts and displays were well laid out and easy to understand. The interactive ones... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This visitor centre combines an innovative and engaging mix of high quality video, audio, a 3d film replicas, original objects, infographics, storytelling, photos and words to bring to life what it was like to be in the Roman Army on Hadrian's Wall. There is a fun physical interactive activity with a Syrian bow and arrow. I've rarely seen a museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third visit. This is well thought out with fascinating displays. If you've ever had questions about the Roman Army, this is the place to get the answered. Not only are there great displays bit there are some excellent videos re-enacting life as a squaddie in the Roman Army. We especially enjoyed the North African Centurion trying to recruit us. The... More 

Thank NRGYMaryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must for all visitors to Hadrian walk and Vinolanda. We purchased the joint ticket for the mueseam and Vinolanda. It was just £10 each for admission to both attractions. Superb value. The mueseam is superbly laid out . With lots of superb attractions. You must watch the 3d Eagle movie. You must take in the Roman army mueseam.

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st. louis, mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is definitely a must see on the wall! It is great for providing an understanding of why the wall was built and a general understanding of Roman military life. Don't skip it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Explored this museum one afternoon. Excellent displays and interactive exhibits. Also the film overview of Hadrian's Wall is very good. Lots to learn. Good shop and cafe too. Part of Vindolanda Trust so check out joint tickets (don't have to use for both sites on same day)

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The museum is in a great location. The information in the museum is good & the 3D cinema is worth a visit. Not a over large museum but enough info to keep you amused for a good hour. Lots of info on Hadrian's Wall which is great as that is what you are probably in the area for!. The staff... More 

Thank Terry C
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

The Museum is worth a visit. With an enthralling 20 minute film and lots of exhibits and displays we spent a couple of hours here. The staff were very helpful and the soup was lovely in the cafe for lunch.

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