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

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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
NE46 4EU



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