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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Chesterholm Museum Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
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All reviews joint ticket with vindolanda hadrian's wall d film interactive exhibits well worth a visit visiting vindolanda eagle's eye school children combined ticket all ages saver ticket vindolanda site vindolanda trust interesting visit down the road couple of hours army museum
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a brilliant visit here with our 2 children aged 8 and 10. We were thoroughly engaged with something for everyone, It’s well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stewgans_11
VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments, were are pleased the whole family had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The information on the Roman army stationed on the wall and the exhibits are superb. Don't miss the 3d film, again excellent. I thought I knew some bits and pieces about this era but came away very much enlightened....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am pleased you had an enjoyable an informative visit to the Museum. Thanks for taking time to write your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited due to buying a joint ticket at Vindolanda. Well worth the visit. Really informative, well run and with plenty of interactive displays as well as a great 3D video.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a 3d cinema that will tell you about hadrians wall and the Roman's and how they lived in Northumberland A long time ago

Date of experience: April 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to write a review of your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit if you are interested in Roman history. Very friendly and welcoming. The 3D film is a must see. Fascinating array of exhibits. Excellent snack bar. Well worth getting the joint ticket with Vindolanda

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peter C
VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Peter, Thanks for your review, I will pass on your comments to the friendly and welcoming staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaits. Staff are very helpful. The museum is laid out in a very informative and interesting way. Even the toilets are Roman themed! The 30 minute 3D film is worth watching. They serve wonderful coffee in the cafe (I'm fussy). All access...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to review your visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and your Coffee...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to use cafe while passing on Hadrian’s Wall path, staff required us to pay £7 each to enter the cafe, which we did not do, obviously. Something to do with a tax dodge they are running - have to be museum visitor to ‘use’...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is unfortunate you chose not to visit either Vindolanda or the Roman Army Museum while walking the wall, I am sure that this would have enhanced your understanding of life on the edge of the empire. The Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paired access with the vindolanda fort. Definitely worth a visit as it bookends the experience. Not a huge museum but still interesting to visit. Shame the weather wasn’t nicer as we would have followed on to the wall from here

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

This is a gem of a place to get a real feel for the history and facts about the Roman army when they were stationed on Hadrian's Wall. Excellent 3D film and many factually accurate models in costume. Perfect for adults or children with an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking time to review your visit. We are delighted you enjoyed the film and other displays.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

We had just intended visiting Vindolanda, but felt compelled to try the museum as well. I'm glad we managed both! The Roman Schoolroom, the 3D Roman soldier mini movie, and the various exhibitions/artefacts/information is all fascinating and well presented. Staff are friendly and helpful. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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VindolandaTrust, Manager at Roman Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff.

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Response from OlwenSteve | Reviewed this property |
Yes, although rather small so could be crowded at peak times.
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Currently the museum does not have a roman costume area, however we are looking into this as an option during the Hadrians Cavalry exhibition this summer.
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