Planning your visit check out our 'How to Visit Us' page for information and to book an arrival time and purchase your tickets in our shop:

How to Visit Us    Tickets

Start your Hadrian's Wall adventure here.

There is nowhere else like it!

Come to the Roman Army Museum and immerse yourself in the life of a Roman soldier. The museum includes three galleries, 3D film and holographic classroom based at the site of Magna Roman Fort and situated next to one of the most complete sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

The Galleries

The galleries at the Roman Army Museum tell the story of the Roman soldier from a general empire wide perspective through to daily life on the frontier. The galleries are highlighted with objects from Vindolanda’s collection and full-scale replicas. In the Roman Army and it's Empire gallery learn about the structure of the Roman Army and the expansion of the empire through audio visual displays. Head to the recruitment tent where Centurion Africanus tries to persuade you to join up to the Roman Army. In gallery two, you can visit the Hadrian room and find out about the man himself and see a large commissioned artwork, in Roman style, of the conquering and building of the Wall. Gallery three, Daily Life on the Frontier tells of life based at the fort of Magna including training, religion, leisure and information about the fort’s Syrian archers.

Object and replica highlights

The objects at the museum have been chosen to help tell the story of life on the frontier. They include some unique and amazing artefacts which help us to understand aspects of Roman life. Highlights include the only surviving helmet crest made of delicate hair moss, the Quintus Sollonius phalera (silver, gilt and base metal brooch with relief decoration) and the archers thumb guard. Life size replicas are used throughout the museum as well. These help to illustrate to visitors the scale of some aspects of Roman life. In the training room you can see not only replica armour and weapons but also a scorpio minor and a manuballista, both types of Roman artillery.

Immerse yourself!

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!

Back to school - Roman Style

Our fabulous education room is an action packed Roman classroom where you can interact with our Roman teacher Velius Longus who will emerge from the past, via a hologram, complete with his remarkable magic blackboard and give an entertaining lesson where you will learn Latin, maths and morals!

During term time the room can be booked as part of an education visit to the Roman Army Museum.  If you are interested in bringing a school group to the museum take a look at our excellent education offer.

Roman Army Museum Tickets