Senhouse Roman Museum

Senhouse Roman Museum
The Battery
Sea Brows
Maryport
Cumbria
CA15 6JD
England

Website

www.senhousemuseum.co.uk

E-mail

senhousemuseum@aol.com

Telephone

01900 816168

Fax

01900 816168

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Dramatically sited on cliffs overlooking Maryport harbour and the Scottish coast, this unique and award-winning Museum is next to the site of the Roman fort built at the centre of Hadrian's coastal defences on the Solway. It is housed in a Royal Naval Reserve Battery building, and a new display covers the history of the building and of the military units associated with it.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

April-October & bank holidays
1000-1700
November- March
1030-1600

Closed: April-June
Mon Wed
November-March
Mon Tues Wed Thurs
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Adults: £2.50
Children: £0.75
Friends: FREE

Sculpture and inscriptions from the Roman fort at Maryport, which lies next to the Museum. The collection is the finest from a single site in Britain. It was begun in the reign of Elizabeth I in the 1570s and includes a series of Roman military altars dedicated by commanders of Cohors I Hispanica during the reign of Hadrian and many fine religious sculptures including the mysterious Serpent Stone.

Collection details

Archaeology, Religion, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Roman altars
  • Roman sculpture
  • Roman inscription
  • Roman gods
  • Roman coins
  • Roman pottery
  • Roman burials
  • Royal Naval Reserve
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