Your Visit

The Roman Army Museum is currently open 9:30 – 5pm Last admission 1hr before closing.

Both the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum tickets are available to purchase online and in person.

Tickets

When you book online you will save at least 5% against our standard admission prices listed below. The table below shows our standard ticket prices for 2024. 

The SAVER Ticket gives one visit to both the Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum – you don’t have to visit both attractions on the same day. Tickets remain valid (until used) for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please be aware that online tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. 

Child: aged 5-18 (if in full time education) | Family: 2 adults and up to 3 children.

If you are looking to visit as a school or group with 15 or more people please visit the appropriate link to find out more about our booking process and prices.

If you have more questions please visit our Booking & Visiting FAQs.

Getting Here

Travelling to Roman Army Museum

Situated on the line of the Wall, this makes a convenient and informative stop between Greenhead and Walltown Quarry.

By Bike – Many of our visitors arrive on bike as part of their journey along Hadrian’s Cycleway. Hadrian’s Cycleway is a 170-mile exploration into Britain’s past. As well as magnificent coastal views and breathtaking countryside you’ll see the famous wall itself, Roman forts and museums, quaint villages and attractive market towns, all set in a World Heritage Site. For more information visit Sustrans.

At both our attractions we have cycle parking adjacent to the entrances.

The AD 122 Bus  runs seasonally from April.

Local Bus – Newcastle – Carlisle (via Haltwhistle and Hexham) (685/85) nearest stop at Greenhead or connect to Hadrian’s Wall Bus at Hexham or Haltwhistle. Hadrian’s Wall Bus also travels from Newcastle to Carlisle stopping at sites along the Wall. For more information contact www.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk or Hexham Tourist information on (01434) 652220 or National Parks Visitor Centre on (01434) 344777/344396.

The closest rapid charging station is at Hexham General Hospital and you can find a fast charger at Wentworth Car Park also in Hexham or Haltwhistle Railway Station. There are standard charging points in the car parks at the Sill, Housesteads Roman Fort, Cawfields and Walltown (next to the Roman Army Museum).

Roman Army Museum – A69 – leave following signs for the Roman Army Museum (near the village of Greenhead). Circa 20 miles from Hexham, Circa 42 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (A1), Circa 28 Miles from Carlisle (M6). Alternative Scenic Route: Roman Army Museum can also be reached from the B6318. If you are using Sat Nav, please use CA8 7JB as our postcode, however, please use the road signs to The Roman Army Museum when you are in the local area to take you to our main entrance.

Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum – The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport which operates connection flights to most national airports including London.

Traveling to Roman Vindolanda

Links to Google maps for the below options.

ROUTE 1: Along Hadrian’s Wall – 7.7 miles undulating walk – Approx 3 hours, depending on weather conditions.

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda Walk – Along the Wall via Sycamore Gap

ROUTE 2: Longer Walk, however good cycle option off busier roads. 9.1 miles – Approx 3 hours walking / 1 hour cycle.

Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda (Via Haltwhistle)

You will be able to cycle along Hadrian’s Cycleway (national Cycle route 72) which takes you east down through Haltwhistle and then up from Bardon Mill and goes right past Vindolanda. For more information visit Sustrans.

By Bus – See AD122 timetable for bus link between the two sites. The bus is seasonal.

ROUTE 1: From the exit of the museum car park, turn right and right again, make your way to A69 (turn left just after the Greenhead Pub).  Travel east along A69 looking for the brown signposts on the left to “Vindolanda”.

ROUTE 2: From the exit of the museum car park turn right and then turn left and make your way to Roman road running parallel to the Wall.

Travel east along the Wall looking for the brown signposts on the right to “Vindolanda”. You should turn right just after the Twice Brewed Pub.

Need a taxi? Ecocabs has a fleet of 4/6 seater taxis and they are 100% electric or hybrid petrol.

Local Accommodation

Walltown Lodge, CA8 7JD

Cosy, luxury self catering accommodation for 2 guests directly opposite the Roman Army Museum.

40m/1 minute walk from the Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Greenhead Hotel & Hostel, CA8 7HB

7 newly refurbished dog friendly en-suite guest bedrooms, alongside a 45 bed Hostel. EV Charging available.

0.9 miles/20 minute walk from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Hadrian Holiday Lodges, CA8 7HN

2 en-suite, self-contained lodges with underfloor heating, generous bathrooms with double width showers. Breakfast included.

1.1 miles/25 minute walk from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Walltown Holiday Homes, CA8 7 JB

Four self-catering luxurious holiday homes with 4 – 8+ bedrooms. Two of the properties have large cinema/games rooms, hot tubs and barbeques. Dog friendly.

1.1 miles/25 minute walk (approx.) from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Chapel House Farm Campsite, CA8 7EL

A choice of field pitches for tents with farmyard toilet/handwashing facilities.

2.5 miles/15 minute cycle from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Dacre House, CA8 7BG

4 dog friendly en-suite room at luxury B&B with the option to include an evening meal.

2.9 miles / 15-20 minute cycle from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Glengarth Holiday Cottage, CA8 7DX

3 bedroom self catering spacious, detached bungalow that sleeps 5.

2.9 miles / 15-20 minute cycle from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

The Old School House, NE49 9EE

5 rooms with en-suite or private bathroom. WiFi available and a utility room to dry out any wet gear.

2.9 miles/20 minute bus ride from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Centre of Britain, NE49 0BH

12 bedrooms with original architectural features and with private bathrooms.

3.1 miles/20 minute bus ride from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Manor House, NE49 9AH

10 double en-suite bedrooms at a family-run pub, hotel & restaurant.

3.1 miles/20 minute bus ride from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

The Black Bull, NE49 0BL

1 double room and 1 room with 2 single beds with shared shower and kitchenette facilities.

3.1 miles/20 minute bus ride from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Belford House, NE49 0AZ

3 luxury en-suite rooms with bike storage.

3.1 miles/20 minute bus ride from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

By Bus – See AD122 timetable for bus link. The bus is seasonal.

Blenkinsopp Castle Country Inn, CA8 7JS

5 en-suite rooms with breakfast included and pub/restaurant available.  

1.9 miles/5 minute drive from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

The Snug @ Corry Cottage, NE49 0LG

Self-contained annexe with own private entrance into the garden room. There is a separate en-suite shower room/toilet.

2.9 miles/5 minute drive from Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort.

Museum Highlights

Start your Hadrian’s Wall adventure here. Find out more about what you can see and do at the Roman Army Museum, the perfect spot to start your Hadrian’s Wall journey and learn about life on the edge of an empire.

Facilities

We want all our visitors to have the best experience possible at the Roman Army Museum which have a range of great facilities for everyone.

Car Parking & Picnics

Your visit to the museum starts from the moment you arrive and our car park is free and exclusively for the use of our museum visitors.

Adjacent to the car park you will see our picnic area. Also in the landscaped grounds around the car park is our fantastic bug hotel. 

Toilets

Our museum toilets are located in the main museum and include an accessible toilet and baby change area. 

Café 

The museum has a light and airy café facility that offers a range of freshly made sandwiches, soup, and light snacks. Hot and cold drinks are in plentiful supply and if you have a sweet tooth there are cakes and traybakes too.

Cafe tables and chairs in front of a wall with shop products to buy.

Museum Shop

The Roman Army Museum shop has a range of bespoke souvenirs and books so you can pick up a memento to remind you of your visit, a gift for someone else, or if you need to top up your Asterix collection then we are the place for you.

Entrance to the cafe and shop area at the Roman Army Museum. Open plan shop space with arches leading through to tables and chairs.

Outdoor cafe seating.

Adjacent to the museum entrance is where you will find additional café seating during the spring & summer months, the view to the north is of the Hadrian’s Wall trail, you can watch a steady flow of people walking while you enjoy tea & cake!

Outdoor tables and chairs on a paved patio

Accessibility

At the Vindolanda Charitable Trust, we believe in history and archaeology for all. Ever since our foundation, we have been working tirelessly to make our sites more accessible.

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