Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Chesters 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 Chesters 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 grounds - All outdoor spaces are open as usual.
  • Museum - The museum is open as normal (from 10.30am) with minor restrictions due to social distancing guidelines.
  • Café - Take away food and drink will be available. Card payments preffered.
  • Shop - The shop will be open.
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Chester's indoor shop, café and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.
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Guidebook: Chesters Roman Fort and the Clayton Museum

Price: £4.50

 Timeline

124Hadrian's Wall Fort

A turret on the Wall is demolished to make way for Chesters fort, one of 15 built along Hadrian's Wall.

124-40Early Roman Residents

A 500-man cavalry unit, the 'ala Augusta ob virtutem appellata', is stationed at the fort.

Find out more about the history of Chesters Roman Fort

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