Housesteads Roman Fort Facilities

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    The car park at Housesteads Roman Fort is operated by Northumberland National Park. To support their endeavours in protecting our National Park, there is a charge to park in this car park. A standard £4.00 applies to all of their car parks along Hadrian’s Wall. This means that when you pay once, you can then explore the rest of Hadrian’s Wall using their car parks for no additional cost. For details about all of Northumberland National Park’s car parks along Hadrian’s Wall, please call 01434 611675. The fort lies uphill from the car park (a fairly strenuous 10 minute walk on steep gradient). A disabled car park is available. Please ask at the visitor centre for directions to this car park.

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    Food and Drink

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    Sandwiches, snack foods, ices, hot and cold drinks are available from the gift shop.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the site. We provide picnic blankets for you to use during the summer.

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    Shop

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    The gift shop is attached to the museum and sells Roman themed souvenirs, snacks, hot and cold drinks.

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    Toilets

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    Male and female, including baby changing in the National Trust toilets.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs allowed on leads (restricted areas only), assistance dogs welcome.

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    Museum

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    A fascinating collection of Roman finds can be seen at Housesteads, some returning to the fort for the first time in hundreds of years. See Roman altars, dedication stones, jewellery, tools and weapons, which all give us a snapshot of life 2,000 years ago.

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    Exhibition

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    The museum at Housesteads has undergone a transformation. Explore the story of the fort through dramatic film footage of the stunning World Heritage Site and CGI recreations of the original Roman buildings. See what it was really like to live on this hilltop fortress of Vercovicium, the Roman name for Housesteads which means 'place of the effective fighters'.

    Younger visitors can meet 'Felix', a character of the fort who will guide them around the museum.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing in the National Trust toilets.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Big, five-acre fort - plenty of space for children to run around and play.

    Pushchairs Allowed

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    Toy/Dressing Up Box

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    Please be aware

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    Steep drops behind the fort.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

    English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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