Exciting new works are happening at Housesteads. The fort and museum are open 7 days a week (from Good Friday) while work continues on the new visitor centre in the car park. The fort and museum is still fully accessible while the work goes on. Find out more about our plans in the 'don't miss' section.
Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction in the north east of England. There are some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.
Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find some of the oldest toilets you'll ever see and there's a fascinating museum too, complete with a model of how the fort looked in Roman times.
With a history that goes back almost 2000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.