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National Roman Legion Museum

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Address: High Street | Caerleon, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AE, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1633 423134
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fascinating Museum

A must if one is into Roman life. The garden was exquisite. The children had fun with the wooden hobby horses whilst playing in the garden.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must if one is into Roman life. The garden was exquisite. The children had fun with the wooden hobby horses whilst playing in the garden.

Thank Freezingwater2016
Newport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although small, this is a great place to visit. There are lots of interesting pieces on show and the Roman baths are really interesting to see. Well worth a visit.

Thank NCGC23
Mitcheldean UK
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit by anyone of any age or ability. A wide range of displays with lots of interesting information that is well presented. Amazing to see items that have been buried for nearly 2000 years and discovered only recently like the large number of denarii that are in perfect condition.

Thank Keith_and_Sandy_Jone
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved it they got to try sords shields armour helmets and to here how the romans lived and wiped there bottoms my son giggled to see the sponge on a stick easy to learn tips and lots of story telling boxes as u go around

Thank kayleigh11111
Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It fails to deliver on the grand promise of its exterior. The information is there, but the place and the exhibits look like they need a revamp. I'm sure it's down to financial issues, however,I know it runs on donations rather than an entrance fee, so perhaps people aren't generous enough. It's just too tired and lacking in oomph. There's... More 

Thank steve B
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Real small museum. We enjoyed a hour and half as they had Easter kids activities. The activities were nice and the kids enjoyed but guess without any special day it won't last for over 30 minutes. Staff were friendly and with good knowledge

Thank yuvalgon78
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had a good couple of hours here and learned lots. It's quite deceiving as it's not that big but we took advantage of the recorded tours available on tablets. You each get a headset and you can go at your own pace. Hubby is in a wheelchair but access is good although you have to get to the barrack room... More 

Thank Ianthe M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Even if museums aren't really your thing, this relatively small museum is crammed with genuine Roman artifacts, all well presented and laid out. Good for children who are actively encouraged to find things with the help of a fact sheet. All free, but donations welcome.

Thank scrabgal1
Newport, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

As well as being free this is a high quality local museum with fascinating local finds mainly from the Roman garrison that once stood on the present site of the town. The sheer size of Roman Isca is reflected in the amount of artefacts at the museum. Lots of children's activities throughout the year but equally interesting for adults. An... More 

Thank Celtica
Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this site and were not disappointed. It literally makes you think you are back in Roman times. The baths are spectacular. Seeing so many artefacts from so long ago is amazing. 100% recommend. Oh, and it's free.

Thank Colin B

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