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Roman Army Museum

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Address: Chesterholm Museum Carvoran, By Greenhead, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

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

Whole area around is stunning, lovely country and amazing nature. Musem is not that big, but its full of many and many archeological finding and artefacts. IT was a pleasure to come there and the combine ticket with Vindolanda is very good price. Great staff also.

Thank jimbojackflash
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each of the forts on the wall would benefit from a superb museum like the Roman Army Museum to really bring the frontier Romans to life. This is the visual and interactive museum needed to help people conceptualise the life of the Roman soldier, the equipment they used, and some of the major personalities of the Roman conquest. There are... More 

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Wilson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a good collection of artifacts, and the 3D movie is very informative. After visiting this museum, we had such a good understanding of what life was like for the Romans living here, and the challenges they faced - - something I had never given much thought to. No matter what age, every person can learn something new... More 

Thank Debbie K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a very good introduction to life on Hadrian's Wall. We watched a 3D film which showed a soldier's life on the wall and showed a bird's eye view of the wall now and then. The other displays were interesting- particularly the hologram Latin teacher and the captain encouraging you to join the Roman army! We bought the... More 

Thank Jacqueline M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent an early afternoon here and very much enjoyed it, it was suitable for our children aged 5-14 and they all seemed to get something out of it. Took us about 2 hrs including having a cup of tea in the small café. There are several interactive displays and a 30 min 3d film which is well done and... More 

Thank soeknog
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great addition to the site at Vindolanda. Our 6 year old daughter had a lovely time and the 3D film was brilliant. A fantastic educational and entertaining day. Would highly recommend buying the joint ticket with the Fort

Thank tsem19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Along with nearby Vindolanda the Roman Army Musuem is well worth a visit. You could easily spend a day visiting Vindolanda alone despite the recommendation on the website to do both in a day. This does of course depend on how much information you want to absorb but Vindolanda is a significant site to explore and there is a wealth... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Having visited Vindolanda earlier we were keen to see this museum - we weren't disappointed - the 3D presentation was excellent - the displays are great- definitely recommended - staff were really friendly and welcoming

1 Thank Grant N
St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

So, if you have to choose one or the other, I liked Vindolanda just a little better, but this is still a must-see for any history or Roman buff. You can get a ticket to both this site and Vindolanda (ten minutes away) for 21 pounds for a couple. Nice interpretive displays and such, and the film is worth seeing.... More 

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