Corbridge Roman Town - English Heritage

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On the pivotal north side of the Tyne, Corbridge played a vital role in the Roman conquest of northern Britain. The fort dates from AD139, when the Emperor Antoninus Pius once more advanced the Roman frontier into Scotland. On a principal route northwards, it became a busy garrison town.
The remains include a fountain house with an aqueduct, a pair of granaries and walled compounds for the military, containing barracks, temples, houses and a headquarters building with a below-ground strongroom. The extensive museum displays a rich selection of Roman finds.
Corbridge is part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. An audio tour is now provided to guide you round the site.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Archaeological site

Opening hours

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £5.60
Child (5-15 years) £3.40
Concession £5.00


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Audio available for the visually impaired and those with learning difficulties. Dogs on leads only in restricted areas.

Collection details


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.
photograph of a selection of Roman drinking vessels

Exploring Roman Beverages

  • 11 May 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Join Catherine Sheehan-Finn, Assistant Curator of Roman Collections, for an evening exploring Roman drinking habits. See real examples of drinking vessels from the collection at Corbridge, hear about what sorts of drinks they would have been used for and discover the Roman's capacity for alcohol!

There will be the opportunity to handle objects and enjoy refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Open to members only. £15 per person.


photograph of woman handling objects

Ancient Artefacts Handling

  • 12 May 2016 6:30-7:30pm, 7:45-8:45pm
  • 13 May 2016 6:30-7:30pm, 7:45-8:45pm

We’re throwing open our museum doors after hours and taking part in 'Museums at Night' 2016 this May.

Join the Roman Collections curator to see some of the Roman finds not on display and learn more about English Heritage's Roman Collections.

Book yourself on to one of two events:

6.30pm - 7.30pm or 7.45pm - 8.45pm

This event is suitable for adults and children aged 11 years old and older.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.00
Child, 5-15 years £3.60
Concession £5.30


Corbridge Roman Town - English Heritage
NE45 5NT

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01434 632349


01434 633168

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