Photo: Chris Gunns

Two attractions in one! A visit to the Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum is a must for everyone and anyone. You will learn all there is to know about the lives of Roman soldiers and of ordinary people who once thrived for more than 300 years along Hadrian’s Wall!

The Roman Army Museum is based on the edge of Northumberland’s National Park and the scenery surrounding the museum is breathtaking, to say the least. There are miles and miles of countryside to explore, with rolling hilltops for as far as the eye can see and the air is as fresh as it gets!

The museum is based around the Vindolanda, which is the site of the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Visitors will have the chance to explore the remains and can even help with some of the excavations! A majority of the displays within the museum were found at the Vindolanda and provides a unique insight into life as a Roman living in Northumberland.

But there is so much more to this attraction – it really must be experienced to be understood. The Vindolanda includes 4th and 5th century civilian homes complete with excavated finds and is a true eye into the past.

And then there’s the wall, Hadrian’s Wall to be exact. It houses a museum based in one of the highest sections still standing. The galleries within the museum explore life as a soldier, the history of the Roman invasion, the life of Hadrian himself, and much, much more!

A visit to the Roman Army Museum is a must for any Northumberland visitor. It won’t fail to delight and it will be an experience remembered forever.


Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
Tel: 01697 747485
Times: Daily, 10.00 – various, depending on season
(Closed mid-November to mid-February)