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Museum, free entry

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National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum

Address

High Street,
Caerleon,
Newport,
NP18 1AH

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 2 Mar - Wed 28 Feb For Better or Worse: Women at War
Mon 30 Oct - Fri 3 Nov October Half Term

Details

Step back in time at the National Roman Legion Museum and explore life in a far-flung outpost of the mighty Roman Empire.

Wales was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire. In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years.

Built in 1850, the museum became part of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in 1930. Today at Caerleon you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them. You'll be able to see Exhibitions and Artefacts that show us how they lived, fought, worshipped and died.

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of our beautiful Roman Garden. At weekends and school holidays, children can step back in time in a full-sized barrack room, try on replica armour and experience the life of a Roman soldier. We pride ourselves on our award winning Educational facilities and Family Fun area.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm

Prices

Free entry

Free Entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 340905  Lat: 51.60944 Long: -2.95448

The Roman Legionary Museum at Caerleon is near to Newport, Gwent. It is within easy reach of Cardiff, Bristol and the Severn Bridge.

By Car: Follow the brown helmet signs from the M4 (westbound junction 25, eastbound junction 26).

For satellite navigation purposes use the post code NP18 1AE (recorded as 'High Street').

By bus: Buses run from Newport. Please call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for further information.

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired