Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

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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.

The National Roman Legion Museum is a museum in Caerleon, near Newport. It is one of three Roman sites in Caerleon, along with the Baths museum and the open-air ruins of the amphitheatre and barracks. It is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

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Caerleon Roman Fortress and BathsCaerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (Cadw), CaerleonThe site of the 50-acre (20.3ha) Roman legionary fortress of Isca, the permanent base of the Second Augustan Legion in Britain from about A.D. 75. Impressive remains of the fortress baths, amphitheatre, barracks, and fortress wall.

Caerwent Roman TownCaerwent Roman TownAn archaeologist’s paradise. Tribal capital of the Silures (Venta Silurum) - impressive fourth-century walls standing up to 17 feet (5.2m) high. Excavated houses, forum-basilica and a Romano-British temple also remain.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 Cymru on 0800 464 00 00 for further information.
By Train: 4 miles from Newport station.

Accessible by Public Transport: Newport station is 4 miles away.

National Roman Legion Museum

Type:Museum

High Street, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1AH
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Opening Hours: 10am–5pm Monday–Saturday, 12pm–3pm Sunday.

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