Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Birdoswald Roman fort is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Birdoswald Roman fort

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click the button below.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Site and fort - All outdoor spaces will be open as usual and access to the wider stretches of Hadrian's Wall is also as usual.
  • Museum - The museum will be open with minor restrictions to the interpretation. Number of visitors at any one time will be monitored.
  • Café - Take away food and drink will be available. Card payments only.
  • Shop - The shop will be open.
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual.
  • Summer Adventure Quest - This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure quest. Download your trail map below.
Book your visit

Summer Adventure Quest

This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure with a historical twist. Follow the trail though the Roman ruins and track down the clues - crack them all to claim your adventurer's certificate. Kick off your quest at Birdoswald Roman fort every day of the school holidays. Standard admission applies.

Download your trail map

Guidebook: Birdoswald Roman Fort

Price: £4.50

 Birdoswald Timeline

AD 122The Turf Wall

Hadrian's Wall is begun, and is first built of turf not stone in the western sector.

125-38One of Many Forts

Birdoswald fort is built astride the Wall, on the site of one of the Wall's stone turrets.

Find out more about the history of Birdoswald Roman Fort

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