National Roman Legion Museum

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National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum
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millenniumperegrine
Southampton, UK116 contributions
Fascinating Roman military museum
Sep 2021
Great Roman military museum, lots of interesting things to see on display. Free entry, which was great, & well-worth the visit. Could be improved by more narrative information boards, explaining the role & history of the Roman army in Wales/Britain, as a lot of the material was quite contextless - fine if you already know the subject area well, but not so useful if it is all quite new to you.
Written 21 September 2021
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JVP17
Bedford, UK16 contributions
Choose your day carefully
Aug 2021 • Couples
Closed on a Monday like most of the town !.
Has great potential but choose your day as shops and pubs seem to close on Mondays. Was hoping for more King Arthur legend stuff but nothing to promote the alleged Camelot links
Written 25 August 2021
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Anna
Bath, UK85 contributions
Nice place to visit
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice place to visit if you on holiday in Wales. Friendly staff, free entry, easy digestible information for kids. Nice garden!
Written 2 July 2021
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Charlotte
Caerleon, UK4 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020
If you have not been, do visit. Lucky to live within walking distance so we have now been a few times, always fascinates.
Written 21 October 2020
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AndyTigris
30 contributions
Excellent displays, friendly staff and very good childrens' activities
Feb 2020
Half-term trip with 2 children (7, 11). Went 3 times over the course of 3 days. Great displays and lots of interesting items for all ages, well displayed and aimed at a mixture of abilities. Good interactive material from traditional paper quizzes and fact sheets to more modern media (iPad style). During the holidays (and perhaps weekends ?) a good selection of children's activities including pottery making, dressing up and an excellent 'mock-up' barracks room with a great Legionnaire. Educational staff we encountered were all excellent, particularly for pottery making and the ' Legionnaire - very informative. Would recommend (also free currently).
Written 22 February 2020
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bigrob1978
Tiverton, UK118 contributions
Small but very interesting
Feb 2020 • Family
Small but very interesting museum, very friendly staff, activities for the kids has a reconstruction of a Roman barrack room, and someone dressed as a soldier who you could ask questions, also try on Roman armour and helmets, kids loved it.
Also as it was half term, for £ 2.50 you got to make a clay pot and plant some seeds in it.
Also has a reconstruction Roman garden, free entry, selection for books and gifts to buy.
Would recommend.
Written 22 February 2020
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ES12
Reading, UK538 contributions
A very interesting museum
Feb 2020
This is a really interestinjg Roman museum. There are some extremely good Roman artefacts to be seen, Their collection of gem stones found in the baths in Caerleon is well worth seeing. Everything is very well displayed.
Written 13 February 2020
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Sunny5Jim
Sheffield, UK303 contributions
What did the Romans ever do for us?
Jan 2020
The recently reopened Roman Legionary Museum provides a fascinating insight into the continuing impact of the Roman presence on Britain on the way we live our lives today.

From the design of our coinage, to building techniques, units of measurement, kitchen utensils and even basic toiletries, the legacy of the Roman occupation has been remarkably pervasive.

In addition to the impressive array of indoor exhibits of various sizes, the museum also has an interesting recreation of a Roman garden, which again makes clear that even our horticulture has been shaped by Roman design elements.

However, the 'piece de resistance' is a stone coffin, complete with occupant, that was discovered by a JCB operator working on a university building not far from the museum. Painstakingly reassembled and imaginatively displayed, this is just one of many fascinating exhibits in the museum.

The many detailed artefacts on display add a very personal human dimension to the larger scale Roman remains that abound in the area around Caerleon. These include the very nearby and equally impressive Roman baths and also the impressive excavations of the Roman amphitheatre and military fortress.

Not far away are the remarkably well preserved town walls and still more detailed excavations on display in Caerwent, which is just a short drive away. For anyone interested in Roman history, a visit to Caerleon is highly recommended.

It may not be as well known as York and Chester, but a visit to Caerleon is just as worthwhile.

And for anyone else in the area looking for an interesting day out, the Roman Legionnary Museum is well worth a visit, particularly on a wet day. Children should also find it interesting. Best of all, both it and the nearby Roman bath-house are free to enter! What is not to like?
Written 28 January 2020
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Rob S
Gold Coast, Australia944 contributions
Terrific educational resource on the Romans who lived here
Dec 2019
The National Roman Legion Museum is all part of the extended complex that illustrates the Roman influence in the region. There are terrific displays that help understand Roman life of almost 2000 years ago.
Written 10 January 2020
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Jane W
Bristol, UK34 contributions
Some of the best small museums in the UK in Caerleon
May 2019
This museum , alongside its sister museum in the Roman Baths, just 100metres away, is an excellent introduction to the Roman history of the town and the region. There is plenty to see and do for all ages. We went in August and there were many children engaged with the activities in both museums, such as the archers, the quizzes and the soldiers in the barrack rooms.
The museum itself is well designed. Manageable size for a visit of an hour or two. The Roman style garden really brought home the nature of the typical villa garden, When we were visiting, there were character actors in the mock up of the Barack room . That was excellent . This really helped bring to life the experience of the legionnaire.
The group I was with were all adults, and they really enjoyed the Caerleon museums and ruins .
Written 7 January 2020
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