Roman Army Museum (Carvoran) Hadrian's Wall

Greenhead
Haltwhistle
Northumberland
CA8 7JB

01697 747485

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Overview

The Museum

This very spacious must see museum stands next to Walltown Crags, one of the highest standing sections of Hadrian’s Wall. Fabulous new exhibitions in three exciting galleries allow you to immerse yourself in the life of the Roman army - there is nothing else like this on Hadrian’s Wall!

 

The Museum & Collections

When you enter Gallery 1 you walk straight into the role of the army in the Roman Empire. Watch the Empire expand and contract, learn more about the strength and variety of different types of soldier, look at real Roman artefacts from Vindolanda including the only Roman helmet crest ever to be discovered, listen to the recruiting officer and decide whether to join up.

Now take a time line walk into Gallery 2 where the main room is devoted to Hadrian’s Wall with a spectacular image banner of truly monumental proportions. A side room highlights the successful invasion and occupation of Britain by the Romans and leads to the 3D film theatre. The 3D film gives an aerial view of the Wall as it is today then transports you back nearly 2000 years to Roman times for a truly memorable time travel experience.

You now have time to visit Hadrian and find out more about his life from boyhood to Emperor and frontier builder before entering Gallery 3 where the daily life of the multi-cultural army on the Wall awaits

Immerse Yourself!

Our award winning 3D film is your half way stop around the Roman Army Museum. In 20 rich immersive minutes you will soar like an eagle across the majestic Northumberland landscape, over Hadrian’s Wall and through a thousand years of history. See for yourself in incredible 3D detail what life was like on the wall for our ambitious soldier ‘Aquila’, what it took to rise through the ranks and why many didn’t make it! Battle and boredom - an intoxicating mix of emotions for those tasked with defending Hadrian’s honour!

The Might of Rome

A mighty army pounding its way across Europe, a relentless and brutal pursuit of power, the creation of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Learn about a professional fighting force that today we take for granted but 2000 years ago was unusual. Highly organized, trained and skilled, the Roman Army was an unstoppable force. It was a way of life and it has left its legacy in our language and law, our sports stadiums, and even our money. The Roman Army Museum brings to life what it meant to live in this time of blood and brutality from both in and outside the empire. Careful you don’t get drafted in as an auxillary!

 

Life As A Roman Soldier

How do fighters stave off boredom? They train... and then they train some more. The Roman Army Museum will challenge you to prove that you have what it takes to be a Roman soldier. Can you handle your weapons? Could you defend the empire? Would you live to tell the tale? Every aspect of a soldier's life was controlled by the army – this was a life of order and discipline. Did you know soldiers were often more afraid of their centurion than of the enemy? Step out of line or fall asleep on duty and you could be beaten or even executed. Show cowardice and your whole unit could be punished – fancy being randomly chosen by lottery and then beaten to death by your fellow men?


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Ticketing and entry prices for Roman Army Museum (Carvoran) Hadrian's Wall

Type Entry for Guide price
Child 1
£3.25
per ticket
Family
(Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children))
1
£16.00
per ticket
Concession
(Senior Citizen/Students)
1
£4.75
per ticket
Single
(Adults)
1
£5.50
per ticket
Single
(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Adults))
1
£10.50
per ticket
Child
(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Children))
1
£6.00
per ticket
Family
(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Family - 2 adults, 2 children))
1
£32.00
per ticket
Concession
(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (OAPs and Students))
1
£9.00
per ticket
Please note that children under five are admitted free and the child age range is 5 to 18yrs (if still in full time education); For hygiene reasons, animals, excluding guide dogs for the blind, are not allowed at either site.
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tripadvisor
13/02/2017

Fabulous interactive,educational visit!


Mummytra, Perth, United Kingdom
Wasn't intending to visit this attraction but I was following Hadrians wall and explaining it to my 11 year old Daughter who was studying this topic at School at the time. I was really impressed during our time there. All the staff were friendly and knowledgable. Artifacts and displays were well laid out and easy to understand. The interactive ones were a great way of getting "into character" and seeing things through a Roman Soldiers eyes,including learning some words and phrases in a mock classroom environment. We didn't venture out to the wall walks and fort but would definately do this part if we were passing this way again. Would highly recommend, suitable for all
tripadvisor
12/02/2017

Stimulating and interesting introduction to Roman military life on The Wall.


billbevan01, Sheffield, UK
This visitor centre combines an innovative and engaging mix of high quality video, audio, a 3d film replicas, original objects, infographics, storytelling, photos and words to bring to life what it was like to be in the Roman Army on Hadrian's Wall. There is a fun physical interactive activity with a Syrian bow and arrow. I've rarely seen a museum that tells its story so well. There is something for everyone and all ages except pre-schoolers and infants-age children. The centre could be improved with activities for these younger children and a few more interactives. The centre is good for adults and children from year 3 onwards.
tripadvisor
27/01/2017

If you like Roman history, this is a must!


NRGYMaryland,
Third visit. This is well thought out with fascinating displays. If you've ever had questions about the Roman Army, this is the place to get the answered. Not only are there great displays bit there are some excellent videos re-enacting life as a squaddie in the Roman Army. We especially enjoyed the North African Centurion trying to recruit us. The 3D movie, Edge of Empire is fantastic. Wish I could download it.
tripadvisor
21/01/2017

Joint ticket


Ive C,
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.
tripadvisor
08/01/2017

interesting!


jawsk, st. louis, mo
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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