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Roman Army Museum

Chesterholm Museum Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
+44 16977 47485
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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere
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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 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Chesterholm Museum Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7JN, England
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"joint ticket with vindolanda"
in 22 reviews
"hadrian's wall"
in 129 reviews
"eagle eye"
in 15 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 16 reviews
"d film"
in 12 reviews
"visiting vindolanda"
in 16 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 46 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 19 reviews
"all ages"
in 28 reviews
"vindolanda site"
in 13 reviews
"saver ticket"
in 10 reviews
"vindolanda trust"
in 10 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 12 reviews
"daily life"
in 8 reviews
"excellent value for money"
in 8 reviews
"down the road"
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"small cafe"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A superb, spacious & well laid out museum located very close to Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown Crags, Northumberland, which incidentally is one of the highest sections of the wall. Upon admission to the museum collect 3D glasses for later use in the 3D cinema where,...More

Thank Gregory O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent museum and well worth a visit. Staff are very friendly and the displays are many and varied. Information is easily accessible

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At first it was that we both are sort of 'History' folks and also chum who is a re-enactor wanted some photographs..then we were caught up in the place. Well worth a visit and easy on the legs if you have a mobility problem.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with a visit to Vindolanda ( buy the combined ticket ) this museum is must see. Brilliant display of roman artefacts and great interpretation in displays and film. The 3D film is worth the money alone. Also the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank 186545Dave
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just an indoor museum and not worth paying for this on its own, a combined ticket with Vindolana make more sense but unless you wanr to see the3D presentation i wouldnt bother

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit is a must to appreciate the skills of the Roman army .I even thought of joining to get a pension after 25 years .

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Excellent museum - really informative about all aspects of the Roman occupation, Hadrian's Wall & life for Roman soldiers. The 3D film is also really good, well produced & provides a great overview for visits to the attractions along Hadrian's Wall. Highly recommended.

Thank TerraIncognito
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop on our day trip to get a taster of Hadrian’s Wall. The museum is linked to Vindolanda a large Roman fort about 7 miles away. There is a joint entry ticket which for three of us, two adults and a...More

Thank William C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

An interesting visit not a lot to see. The short video was quite good, but all in all, the price is not justified.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with a 10 and 8 year old. Enough to stimulate for a good chunk of time - and educational. Effective AV exhibits too; nicely done film show as well. Simple but very decent cafe. Near the wall. All round very good. Staff friendly too.

Thank Elaine J
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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.
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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.
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