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
17/06/2017

Cheesy, but informative and interesting


Emma M, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
This museum is full of facts and artefacts and is really interesting to look around. If you're doing Hadrian's Wall, definitely pop in, because it was the best of the museums we visited at explaining the timeline of the Romans in Britain and soldiers' lives. On the negative side, I found the layout to be a bit confusing. There are too many screens with too many projected voices, which made them all hard to follow, and the museum moved through from army artefacts to a schoolteacher's presentation to the timeline of Hadrian to the day in the life of a soldier to chariots and back again, so I felt walking out that I could tell you about the things I saw but not when they fit into the timeline of Romans in Britain. Overall, the museum is very worth a visit, and I really enjoyed it. It's interesting for people of all ages, and a must-see if you're planning on visiting Vindolanda.
tripadvisor
13/06/2017

Fabulous museum


John G, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit, very well done and informative attraction. Inside for a good few hours in a rainy day
tripadvisor
13/06/2017

Very informative and interesting!


iamers, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
We stopped in here to escape the rain before exploring more Roman sites along the wall. The ticket price includes entry to Vindolanda, which was around £10. The Roman Army Museum would be a really good starting point before seeing any of the Roman sites as it has a lot of information about what life was like on the wall including loads of artefacts found nearby. The 3D film was interesting, and really helped us to grasp what the forts and wall looked like in their former glory.
tripadvisor
11/06/2017

Brilliant Museum


asimplekindagal85, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
We stopped off at the RAM to get out of the rain for an hour before we started our walk of the Pennine Way, and I'm so glad we did as this museum is fantastic; the £5.75 adult entry fee was totally justified. Whilst admittedly not the biggest place in the world, what I did like about it was that it was a lot more interactive than other museums. The 20 minute 3D film was really insightful and interesting, plus the media based displays really brought Roman army life and military structure to life for me. I thought the whole museum was very interesting and I'd encourage others to visit if they are in the area. There are good toilet facilities here plus a cafe to grab a drink and sandwiches should you need a bite to eat. It's wheelchair accessible all over the site and there is plentiful parking too.
tripadvisor
10/06/2017

Great museum


Dave B, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Had a joint ticket for Vindolanda and the Roman army museum so popped into the museum whilst walking the Hadrian's Wall route. Good 3D film showed every 30 minutes. Museum packed full of information and exhibits. Also nice little cafe there. Well worth a visit. There seemed to be a lot for children to do there as well.

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