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Greenhead Roman Army Museum
- Greenhead Roman Army Museum
- Alt Name:
- Magna Roman Fort
- United Kingdom
- Ancient Rome
- Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda,
Housesteads Roman Fort, Chesters Roman Fort,
about Greenhead Roman Army Museum
The Greenhead Roman Army Museum displays a series of artifacts and replicas of Roman military paraphernalia from weaponry and armour to chariots and wagons.
Some of these objects are derived from the collection of Vindolanda, another Roman site which took over the administration of the museum in 1997.
Other displays at the Greenhead Roman Army Museum include an account of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, under whom Hadrian’s Wall was built, and a reconstructed barracks room.
The Greenhead Roman Army Museum is located next to one of the oldest Roman forts in the area. This fort was known as Magna under the Romans and as Carvoran in the post-Roman era. Very little is known about this fort – it is possible that its purpose was to defend an important road junction nearby.
A visit to the Greenhead Roman Army Museum includes a film about the fort which includes a reconstruction of what it may have looked like.
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Address: Greenhead, Northumberland, CA6 7JB
Phone: +44 (0)16977 47485
Located just outside the village of Greenhead in Northumberland National Park, around 20 miles north of Hexham. There is a rail station in nearby Haltwhistle, with connections to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle.
Open daily April-Sept, 10am-6pm, March and October to 5pm. Last entry 30 min. before closing. Entry costs £4.50 for adults, £4 for seniors/students, £2.50 for ages 5-18, free for under 5s. Family and group rates available.
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