Wall in Staffordshire was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to north Wales. The road network was crucial to the Romans' control over their empire. At staging posts like Wall weary Roman officials, soldiers and imperial messengers could find lodging for the night and change their horses.
At Wall today you can still see the remains of an inn for travellers and the public baths, with its sequence of cold, warm and hot rooms. The museum provides a fascinating insight into life here and displays many excavated finds.
The site is managed and maintained by English Heritage, and owned by the National Trust.
Before You Go
Opening Times: The open air site is open during any reasonable daylight hours. The museum will be open on the following dates in 2021:
4th, 5th, Heritage Open Days - 18th & 19th September, 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 30th & 31st October.
Parking: Free parking is available 50m from the entrance to the site.
Access: There is no wheelchair access to the Roman site, and one step up into the museum building.
Facilities: Toilet facilities are available during museum opening hours.
School Visits: Booking is essential so that the museum building can be opened up for you; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to access our Hazard information sheet.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please be aware: 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.
Plan a Great Day Out
Wall sits on Watling Street, an ancient trackway paved and extended by the Romans, which connects Wall Roman Site to Wroxeter Roman City. The visitor centre at Wroxeter serves a range of refreshments, offers accessible toilets, and the site is also a great spot for a picnic.
Just 16 miles away from Wall there is also Boscobel House and the Royal Oak. The future King Charles II sought shelter here from Cromwell's men after being defeated at Worcester in 1651. The site provides an opportunity to get close to a significant moment in English history, as well as boasting a charming tearoom which makes it a great spot for lunch or tea.