Relive life along the wall

From incredible Roman finds dating back 2,000 years, to state-of-the-art computer graphics recreating the Wall, take your pick of museums that bring to life Roman history and the Wall itself.

Roman Army Museum

Roman Army Museum

Roman Army Museum

Experience what life was life for soldiers on the edge of their empire at the Roman Army Museum. Interactive displays, unique real Roman artefacts, a holographic teacher and an award winning 3D film all bring history to life in an engaging and fun way.

Vindolanda Museum

The extensive Vindolanda museum houses an astonishing collection of artefacts from the adjacent Roman fort.  Highlights of the collection include a display of some of the 7,000 leather shoes unearthed at the site, hair combs, jewellery, pottery and thousands of every day items. Vindolanda is world renowned for the discovery of writing tablets, wafer thin postcards covered in Roman writing. Nine of these precious documents are displayed in the museum along with an interactive display of some of the most famous tablets, which includes a birthday invitation.

Chesters Roman Army Museum

Chesters Roman Museum

Chesters Roman Museum

The best-preserved cavalry fort in Britain, browse an amazing collection of Roman finds unearthed during the Wall’s excavation within the quirky surrounds of this small museum at Chesters.

Corbridge Roman Museum

Alongside the Roman ruins at Corbridge, where the Emperor Hadrian is thought to have stayed, is Corbridge Roman Museum. See the Corbridge 'Hoard', a display of armour and the belongings of a Roman soldier described as one of the most influential Roman 'time capsules' ever discovered in Hadrian's Wall Country. See the famous lion of Corbridge, a stone fountainhead on the site as well.

Further afield

Segedunum Roman Fort, Tyne and Wear

Segedunum is home to a large interactive museum. Climb a 35-metre high viewing platform for an almost birds eye view of the fort.

Great North Museum, Tyne and Wear

See the fully interactive Hadrian's Wall exhibition at Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock.

Tullie House Museum, Cumbria

Journey back in time to the Roman occupation and uncover the mysteries of Hadrian's Wall at Carlisle.

Senhouse Roman Museum, Cumbria

Displaying the largest group of Roman military altar stones and inscriptions from any site in Britain, the award-winning Senhouse Roman Museum has dramatic sea views across the Solway Firth.

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