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Roman Army Museum



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Roman Army Museum
Fantastic family-friendly gallery opened here in 2011. Set in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's Wall, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary military legacy. Step into the life of a Roman soldier and experience life on the front line of Emperor Hadrian’s formidable British frontier. Explored through reconstructions, objects excavated along Hadrian's Wall and the Vindolanda Trust’s inspiring interpretations of army life including the exclusive 3D Edge of Empire film, the museum pays unforgettable homage to Rome's military accomplishments in Britain.

The displays bring to life the organisation and discipline of the Roman Army, the many different roles and duties of the soldiers, their equipment and training and daily life. The role of the army in building Hadrian’s Wall is explored in a dramatic new display inspired by the sculpted reliefs on Trajan’s column in Rome. The Edge of Empire film presents the story of the building of Hadrian’s Wall and links the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda. The nearby fort of Carvoran (not accessible) was occupied by a regiment of Syrian archers.

The Roman Army Museum is managed by the Vindolanda Trust. Coffee shop and bookshop.


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Opening Times

October (1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015)
February (7 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016)
March (1 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016)
Apr-Sep (1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016)

* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Please contact the site for opening during bad weather.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)£16.00
Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Adults)£10.50
Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Children)£6.00
Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (Family - 2 adults, 2 children)£32.00
Joint Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda Ticket (OAPs and Students)£9.00
OAPs and Students£4.75

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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