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
26/04/2017

Rude staff, overpriced and very underwhelming


jules221974, Mauchline
Thought we would drop by here with the kids for a bit of historical education. The staff that greet you.......oh dear me. It has been a long time since I have encountered individuals so unsuited to front face employment. Sour faced, abrupt and rude. The museum isn't that great and vastly overpriced. I really wouldn't bother.
tripadvisor
25/04/2017

Very fun - don't miss if you are already close


Katie V, Harrogate, United Kingdom
I would not plan a trip around just the Roman Army Museum as a destination but if you are visiting Hadrian's Wall and specifically Vindolanda (you can combine tickets), it is worth a visit. Lots of info, videos and things to play with.
tripadvisor
24/04/2017

Combine with Vindolanda


mombanick, Choma, Zambia
Facinating and very well put together exhibition for all the family. The 3D presentation was excellent. When you purchase your ticket you can purchase for Vindolanda as well and you have some time to visit, you dont have to do both on the same day. We spaced our visits out over 3 days
tripadvisor
21/04/2017

Highly recommended


dmathewYEG, Edmonton, Canada
A fascinating look at the Roman history in the area. The 3D movie was very interesting and pro used some fantastic footage of what remains of Hadrian's Wall and a look at what it may have been like to be posted in the area.
tripadvisor
20/04/2017

Unexpectedly wonderful


tonyemha, Bradford, United Kingdom
A sleek and sophisticated museum with excellent displays, targeted at all ages and suitable for all. The multi-AV museum is worth lingering in to make sure you don’t miss any of the looped presentations which are all slightly different and all imaginative. There is an excellent 3D film which includes aerial shots of The Wall as well as amusing/poignant recreations of the life of a bored auxiliary stationed in Roman Britain. A cheesy semi-soap about a group of auxiliary friends also highlights different aspects of the whys and wherefores of being a soldier at that time. The timeline of Roman emperors was well done, as was the rooms detailing Hadrian himself in all his complexity, including his unsuccessful marriage and love for Antinous. All in all this was a museum to sort out your legionairre from your auxiliary and delve deeper into an understanding of Roman Army life.

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