Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - English Heritage

View of Chesters Roman Fort by the River North Tyne
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Chesters Roman Fort was built to guard the Roman bridge which carried Hadrian's Wall over the River North Tyne. The entire foundations of the headquarters building are visible and, down by the river, the bath house is extremely well preserved. The newly-refurbished museum displays a collection of Roman finds retrieved by local antiquarian John Clayton.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Castle or defences, Archaeological site

Opening hours

1-31 Oct daily 10am-4pm, 1 Nov-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Hadrians Wall Live! - Chesters Revealed

  • 5 — 6 September 2015 11am-5pm

Visit Chesters Roman Fort this weekend for a truly new and unique perspective on this popular Hadrian’s Wall attraction.

As part of Hadrian’s Wall Live, English Heritage will reveal more about the Chesters’ story from the air, during performances, talks, workshops, photography and via our costumed character.

A state-of-the-art drone will present images of the Roman Fort from the sky on to our outdoor screen, giving you a view of our historic Roman ruins like you’ve never seen before. Our experts will bring to life these images, giving you an in-depth insight into Chesters’ archaeological makeup.

If it wasn’t for John Clayton, Hadrian’s Wall wouldn’t exist as it does today. Our costumed actor will depict the ‘saviour of the Wall’ and you’ll learn more about his fascinating finds, which are displayed in the site’s Victorian Museum.

Inside the Dome, English Heritage in partnership with Hexham Book Festival has invited a number of guest speakers including three famous historical authors.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Member (Adult) 5.00
Member (Child) 3.00
Member (Concession) 4.50
Member (Family) 13.00
Adult 9.00
Child, 5-15 years 5.40
Concession 8.10
Family 23.40

This is an EARLY BIRD ticket price so purchase now before 1 August. This ticket will only entitle you to entrance to 'Chesters Revealed'. If you would like to visit all the events throughout the weekend please purchase a Hadrian’s Wall Live Weekend Pass. Please note that Corporate or Art Fund members are not entitled to free or reduced price entry during this event. Ticket includes entry to the event, site and museuem. Family tickets include 2 adults and 3 children.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Meet a Roman Soldier Discovery Visit

Discover why the Romans came to Britain and what life was like on the frontier. Meet Roman officer Centurion Maximus and take on the role of a recruit. Through drama and role play, recruits will learn more about the arms and armour of a Roman soldier, take part in a military drill and explore the fort.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to arrange a 1 1/2 hour session. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit for more information.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - English Heritage
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
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