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Roman Army Museum

Roman Army Museum Review

At the garrison fort of Carvoran, this museum makes an excellent introduction to Hadrian's Wall. Full-size models and excavations bring this remote outpost of the empire to life; authentic Roman graffiti adorns the walls of an excavated barracks. There's a well-designed museum with Roman artifacts and a 3D film that puts it all into historical context. Opposite the museum, at Walltown Crags on the Pennine Way (one of Britain's long-distance national hiking trails), are 400 yards of the best-preserved section of the wall. The museum is 1 mile northeast of Greenhead.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off B6318, Greenhead, CA8 7JB | Map It
  • Phone: 01697/747485
  • Cost: £5; £10 with admission to Vindolanda
  • Hours: Mid-Feb–Mar. and Oct., daily 10–5; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6; Nov.–mid-Feb., weekends 10–4.
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  • Location: Greenhead
Updated: 06-10-2013

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