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The Roman Army Museum is situated by the village of Greenhead, about 19 miles east of Carlisle, 40 miles west of Newcastle just off the B6318 road.

This is the top museum allong Harians Wall for large screen movies giving information on Roman life in the area.

The museum is situated at Carvoran Roman Fort, although the fort has not been excavated, so you cannot see much of the fort.

The museum is situated only a few hundred yards from one of the top sections of Hadrians Wall at Wallton Quarry.

The image below is of the museum entrance with a fairly large car park and tea room.

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Roman Army Museum Entrance image

The image below is of the interior of the Roman Army Museum showing it is well laid out with life sized figures, weapons of the day, and information boards.

Roman Army Museum interiror image

The image below is of one of a few movie screens, with the largest screen showing a 20 minute exclusive 3D Edge of Empire film. This is the top museum for experiencing what life was like at the time.

Roman Army Museum film image

The image below is from the inside of the museum showing its impressive features.

Roman Army Museum image

The image below is of Walltown Quarry only a few hundred yards up the narrow road from the Roman Army Museum.

Hadrians Wall runs over the high point up on the left of the image below. This is one of the best preserved sections of the wall, and top walking section with great views over the rugged hills.

It is about 4 miles from Walltown Quarry to Cawfields Quarry, 9 miles to Housteads Roman Fort. Between Walltown Quarry and Housteads is the highest, best preserved, and most walked sections of the Hadrians Wall Path.

The Hadrian's Wall Bus runs between these three points, about 1 an hour, so is good for walking these top sections then getting the bus back to your car, or the town you are staying in.

Walltown Quarry image

If you are on the Hadrian's Wall trail, traveling east, your next attraction will be Cawfield Quarry 4 miles east. Cawfield Quarry Map

The Roman Army Museum is run by the organization that runs Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum 7 miles east, named the Vindolanda Charitable Trust. You can buy tickets for either, or tickets for both.

Walltown Quarry Photo Tour