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Get up close and personal with Roman soldiers on Hadrian's Wall.

Roman Army Museum

Greenhead CA8 7JB 01434 344 277

We say

What was it like to be a Roman soldier? Here's where you find out. The Roman Army Museum acts as the counterpoint to the excavations at Vindolanda – the museum is run by the same charitable trust – and it's a brilliant introduction to military life on Hadrian's Wall. In a fully immersive experience, complete with 3D film and state-of-the-art displays, you get right under the skin of a Roman soldier – make up your own mind if you'd like to join up as you listen to the recruiting officer or learn at the feet of the hologram Latin teacher. Excavated artefacts from Vindolanda flesh out the experience, while the museum itself is located at an actual fort site, right next to a particularly dramatic section of Hadrian's Wall known as Walltown Crags.

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How much?

Adults £5.25, under 18s £3, family ticket £15. Joint ticket with Vindolanda – adults £10, under 18s £5.50, family ticket £29.

Facilities

  • Café
  • Children's Activities
  • Events & Activities
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

Getting There

The museum is around 20 miles west of Hexham – leave the A69, following signs  near the village of Greenhead.

When?

April–Sept daily 10am–6pm, Oct daily 10am–5pm.

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