Housesteads Museum and Roman Collection

The museum at Housesteads explores 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 life on the edge of the Roman Empire. Younger visitors can meet 'Felix', a character of the fort who will guide them around the museum.


Find out how the Romans came to this location, how they built Housesteads and the vicus, a civilian settlement which developed in the shadow of the fort. The exhibition displays a fascinating collection of Roman finds showcasing the legacy the Romans left behind.

Get a dramatic insight into how Housesteads Roman Fort might have looked 2,000 years ago with film footage, 3D models and illustrations of the original fort buildings.

The Roman Collection

A fascinating collection of Roman finds are on display in the museum. We have restored, conserved and redisplayed Roman altars and dedication stones, some returned to the fort for the first time in hundreds of years. See jewellery, tools and weapons, all of which give a snapshot of life at the fort 2,000 years ago. Explore some of the highlights from the collection at Housesteads Roman Fort Museum.

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