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
18/10/2017

You have to go to believe how good it is


Paul P, Stockport, United Kingdom
The weather was awful so we decided to try and stay dry. Recommended by our hotel owner to come here and get a combined ticket for Vindolanda. This is a place which you would expect only to find in London. It is fantastic and it is good to see some places like this supported by Lottery Funding. These are the sort of places that the funding should be spent on. A great all age exhibition, interest for all, a kids classroom style area, video footage from Roman characters and superb exhibits. See other review for Vindolanda
tripadvisor
16/10/2017

A very interesting museum


DavidBicester, Oxford, United Kingdom
A great insight into life in the Roman Army. It is worth combining this with a visit to Vinolanda - combination tickets are available. I think this would interest both adults and children.
tripadvisor
11/10/2017

Very interesting visit


Andy U,
Never visited Hadrian’s Wall before, this is a very interesting museum plenty of content and the 3D film is informative not just a gimmick. We learnt a lot about roman Britain. Cafe is pretty good to
tripadvisor
10/10/2017

Good for families


Andrew T, Norwich, United Kingdom
This is a reasonable museum that I think would be a big hit if we had kids. A lot of the exhibits are geared towards them and it would be well worth a visit with them to this place. The museum was still interesting for us adults and we spent a couple of hours enjoying the exhibits. It cost us £11 each to get in (which also gave us entry to nearby Vindolanda)
tripadvisor
08/10/2017

Best thing on Hadrian's Wall


PatronEpsom_Surrey, Epsom, United Kingdom
We had been underwhelmed by Hadrian's Wall - until we reached the Roman Army Museum. What an excellent small museum. We spent nearly two hours exploring the well-presented exhibits and learnt so much about life on a Roman frontier fort. Most surprising was the range of nationalities serving in the Roman army. The 3D film provided a helpful introduction.

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