Roman Army Museum
nr Greenhead, Northumberland
This museum is owned and run by the Vindolanda Trust,
that also operates and Fort and museum at
The contents of this museum is very similar to the contents of the museum at
and while there are
differences perhaps noticed more by those deeply into Roaman artefacts, it might
be a good idea to visit these two on different days, and if time is short with
so much to see in the area, perhaps if you are familiar with the roman period
and way of life, this is one of the places I would rate as the lowest priority
to include, especially if you are intending to also visiting
Having said this there are
some replicas, and introductory films and as such you could use this site to get
a general introduction to the Romans, period in history, and the way they lived
in general. It would also be a good introduction to children and people who have
not seen many Roman period exhibits before.
Its also a good reserve
location for that wet day.
collection of replica Roman armour and weapons including shields, swords,
body armour, shoes and javelins.
Replicas of two Roman standards, including an eagle standard.
Roman chariot, a Celtic chariot and a Roman wagon (reduced to ½ its full
Reconstructed barrack room.
Listen to Gaius tell you about his
Information about the Emperor
Hadrian and his life.
There are also two short films:-
Eagle's Eye film.
This film takes you on a fabulous aerial journey from Magna, the Roman Fort
next to the Roman Army Museum, to Roman Vindolanda, taking in fascinating
points of interest along the way. Once you reach Vindolanda, the Roman
world is reconstructed before your eyes as the eagle takes you back in
time for your return journey to the Roman Army Museum. Film time: 18
View a short clip here
Join the Roman Army
Film. Centurion Quintus Petronius tells recruits about life in the
Roman Army. Everything from their amour and weapons to their pay and what
they do in their spare time is explained in this fun and informative film.
Carvoran (magna) Roman fort. The Fort is 129m by
a little digging to do before
anything much can be seen
Just a glimpse here and there - this is the
remains of a tower in the NW of the fort.
Roman Army Museum, nr Greenhead,
A69 - leave following signs for Roman Army
Museum (near village of Greenhead). Around 20 miles from Hexham, 42
miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (A1), 28 Miles from Carlisle (M6).
Alternative Scenic Route: Roman Army Museum can also be reached from the
Access from small side road directly into their
car park, the museum is next to humps and bumps of a Fort that has yet
to be uncovered, which is very near the line of the wall (wall is to the
There is no footpath through the field the
fort remains are in, but is very near in two other fields.
Own car park
Modern museum with full facilities
Things To Do,
See and Photograph:
Museum with displays
What to take:
Northumberland, NE47 7JN.
Postcode above is not at the museum so cannot
be used for satnavs
13 Feb-31 March: 10am-5pm; 1
April-30 Sept: 10am-6pm
October: 10am-5pm. Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Some restriction, call to confirm what they
are if you want to take photos here.
Some time scheduling to see films etc.
Special Needs Access:
This has easy access from the car park so is
suitable for everyone.
Special Needs Facilities:
Generally I would say a good site for children
with a lot of exhibits that will make sense to them.
NO (except guide dogs)
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