Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - English Heritage

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - English Heritage
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 4EU
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/chesters-roman-fort-and-museum-hadrians-wall/

E-mail

Customer Services

customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone

01434 681379

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of Chesters Roman Fort by the River North Tyne
Food icon Shop icon Wheelchair access icon

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

5.00/4.50/3.00

Discounts

  • 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.

Falconry of Roman Britain

  • 2 — 4 May 2015

In a world ruled by gods and goddesses, birds held an important position within the ancient belief system, their power of flight gave them superiority and symbolism, their vision taken as prophency and warning. The king of birds was chosen to represent the might until knowledge of falconry spread through the ancient world. Falconry enabled men to hunt, trade, forge alliances, intimidate enemies and control nature! Join Raphael History Falconry and their talented team of hawks, owls, falcons and eagle to discover the Roman mythology of birds

Admission

Adult £5.80 Child £3.40 Concession £5.20 Family £15.00.

Falconry of Roman Britain

  • 2 — 4 May 2015

In a world ruled by gods and goddesses, birds held an important position within the ancient belief system, their power of flight gave them superiority and symbolism, their vision taken as prophency and warning. The king of birds was chosen to represent the might until knowledge of falconry spread through the ancient world. Falconry enabled men to hunt, trade, forge alliances, intimidate enemies and control nature! Join Raphael History Falconry and their talented team of hawks, owls, falcons and eagle to discover the Roman mythology of birds

Admission

Adult £5.80 Child £3.40 Concession £5.20 Family £15.00.

How to be a Roman Soldier

  • 23 — 31 May 2015

Could you hack it in Roman Britain? Take part in a variety of hands on activities from games to drills and crafts. Hear about Roman life as a soldier and citizen, try on costumes and handle Roman weapons and objects.

Admission

Adult £5.80 Child £4.40 Concession £5.20 Family £15.00.

How to be a Roman Soldier

  • 23 — 31 May 2015

Could you hack it in Roman Britain? Take part in a variety of hands on activities from games to drills and crafts. Hear about Roman life as a soldier and citizen, try on costumes and handle Roman weapons and objects.

Admission

Adult £5.80 Child £4.40 Concession £5.20 Family £15.00.

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 http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19526 for more information.

advertisement