Roman Army Museum (Carvoran) Hadrian's Wall


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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

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(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Adults))
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(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Children))
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(Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Family - 2 adults, 2 children))
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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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Goldfish2018, Leeds, United Kingdom
We bought the savers ticket costing £22 each for both attractions..this one and Vindolanda. Well worth the money. This museum was full of wonderful things to see and a very clever film which was in 3D. Kids would love it as well. My partner loved the bow and arrow challenge! 😊 Great chance to see the tablets/letters found on the bonfire at Vindolanda 😮 and watch a short film about the soldiers every day life. Cafe clean and comfortable. Lovely staff as well. Recommend if the weather allows visit Vindolanda first as the museum shows what you have seen and explains things. A*

May be small but packed with info and interest!

RelaxedRetiredOldMan, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We recently visited this museum for the second time and it was well worth the long drive for us. The museum is a treasure trove of information and fascinating detail of the history of the area; of Britain and the Roman occupation. Beautifully displayed and with loads of different content there is lots to see and do. Lovely, friendly staff with a very welcome good quality canteen helps make a visit even more worthwhile. Sadly, for me, the audio of some displays was so loud it interfered with my hearing audio information from nearby displays and some of the items and print were so darkly lit that I had trouble seeing them but you should not let that put you off as your experience is likely to be better. The lavatories were spotlessly clean I'm pleased to say.

Very interesting

Matt P,
Visited here yesterday with my husband whilst exploring along Hadrian's wall. Lots of information about the Romans and how they lived with lots of interesting and interactive exhibitions. The addition of the 3D film was also very interesting and entertaining. Although it was rather more than I was expecting to pay, it was definitely worth it.

A Tardis

PW03, Canberra, Australia
Much bigger and more interesting on the inside as part of it is obviously underground. There has been a lot of effort in putting this together and it shows in the presentation.

Thoroughly enjoyed this informative and cleverly displayed museum

john2445, york
Parking is free for those visiting the museum. From the outside it looks small and a bit like a collection of farm buildings. Don't be fooled the use of space is clever and 3d film really informative. You get a great idea of what life was like for a Roman soldier on the wall, re-creations and original finds merge . Toilet facilities are very good, cafe reasonably priced and small gift shop. Whole place is immaculate and staffed by friendly people who clearly care.

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