We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very good museum, and you can't beat free.”

National Roman Legion Museum
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Caerleon
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very good museum, and you can't beat free.”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This small museum has lots of artifacts recovered from the Caerleon Roman sites around Newport well laid out with good explanations. While small in itself it is a link in the associated sites associated with the Caerleon Roman Fortress, the bath house, the amphitheatre and the barracks that assessed as a whole is excellent.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank ColinLSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

489 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    320
    138
    21
    8
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Roman history at its best”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

easy place to find in this small town,other roan things within 5 mins walking....the museum is full of roman everyday use things from a stone coffin to the money they used ,pots swords..plenty for kids to get interactive with...once again its free entry.....time spent in here 1 hour,,,if you read everything could be 3 hours!....there is a parking pay and display near by...but you can park pretty near for nothing if you dont mind a walk...well woth a look..very welcoming

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank petesman2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great afternoon”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have lived in Newport for 13years and never visited this Museum. We took our 7 year old God daughter who was able to enjoy the history she taught us.
such an interesting place to visit. I was amazed by the water effects of the pool. so clever and the water so inviting.
I would take visiting family and friends here as a point of interest. excellent afternoon.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank BROWNIE750
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“What a place!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

So many amazing things to see. Ideal for kids, great displays, better artefacts and displays than at bath and all free. Great to have a selection of sites in close proximity. Staff all welcoming and knowledgable. Good selection of hands on. Will go organised in future with picnic etc. caerleon is a nice place to get to know with some nice looking pubs and cafe. Will go again next time we're in the area.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank SimeyWimey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stornoway
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A Good representation of our past.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

In central Caerleon (On the one way system). A very good collection of artefacts from the adjacent Roman ruins. Well worth a couple of hours especially if combined with the Legionaires Fortress & Baths.Exhibits sensitively displayed for maximun viewability & effect.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank IainwiththeI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed National Roman Legion Museum also viewed

 

Been to National Roman Legion Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing