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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank Ive C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 29 November 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 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 

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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 

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