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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

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Explore the 2000 year old ruins Coventina's Eagle now on display Events for all the family at | Chesters Roman Fort Discover 2000 years of history

Part of Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters is also the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain.

You can easily see what life would have been like here at the Empire’s northern outpost as you wander round the officers' quarters and explore the well-preserved baths and steam room. Inside the museum there’s also an amazing collection of Roman items found during the excavation of the wall.

Last year we crowned a new Hadrian. Our Empress Phoebe gives her view on English Heritage sites in the north of England in Empress Phoebe's blog, including a review of her trip to Chesters.

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Events At Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

  • Children's Archaeology Detectives

    Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

    Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts. Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the late Roman period – the time of King Arthur! Plus plenty of hands on activities.

  • Children's Roman Soldier Week

    Sat 25 Oct - Sun 02 Nov 2014

    Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chester's Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities.

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Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland - NE46 4EU (Directions)


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