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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
Chesterholm Museum Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
+44 16977 47485
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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 3 weeks ago

During our walk we had decided to call in yesterday to the cafe but were told we would have to purchase a museum ticket by the staff. Needless to say we didn't as we thought paying around £15 for 2 hot drinks was a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank toon5les
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't see the point of this museum. We entered at 10.20 and left by 10.55, including watching the tbh poor 3d film. Genuinely thought we had missed some rooms ! As we wandered round we thought surely there must be more to it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank wazza99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small museum but is very well done. Gives a brilliant idea of what life would have been like for soldiers on the wall. Also gives a brilliant overview of Roman Army life. 3D film is great. If you’re thinking of visiting the sister...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Armgee
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Roman life at the furthest extent of the Empire is brought to life in a wonderful 20 minute, 3D film which is worth the price of admission on its own, however there is much more to see in this wonderful little museum. Highly recommended, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 418iany
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Really fascinating with well-organised displays; appeals to the young and the old alike, new learners or people with good knowledge of the roman army. Not to be missed if visiting the wall.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank benjaminw412
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful small museum with some very nice touches. Usual friendly welcome, really interesting. If you have children with you make sure they find the dressing up clothes. Buy a joint ticket which gives you 20% discount on a visit to Vindolanda.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank monkeymiss
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We got this as a combined ticket with Vindolanda and were really glad that we did. Make sure you watch the videos they really bring things to life. My 11 year old loved the Roman classroom.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NottsKim
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a walk along Hadrian’s Wall with 2 children aged 8 & 10. The museum, although quite small, has lots of interesting exhibits and a good 3D film showing what life would be like for a Roman soldier in Britain. The staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rich_134
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum, seeing the life of a Roman soldier from recruitment to the end of his army career. Holographic teacher was good and Eagle eye view film. Weapons and helmets brought it all to life.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Highlander950
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We were at Vindolanda and so bought the multi ticket to visit here as well. Once through the entrance there a sloped entrance where there is a small display followed by other displays about soldiers and how they lived and trained. What we found very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Paul A
16 August 2017|
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Response from OlwenSteve | Reviewed this property |
Yes, although rather small so could be crowded at peak times.
Euan M
10 February 2017|
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Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
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.