Things to do at Chesters Roman Fort and Museum – Hadrian’s Wall review
Chesters Roman Fort was once a fort on the famous Hadrian’s Wall. Named Cilurnum in the past it is located near the village of Walwick in Northumberland. The fort was originally built in 123 AD, not long after the wall was completed.
The fort was built to guard Chesters bridge that crossed the River North Tyne. There is also now a museum on-site that was opened in a grade II listed building back in 1903. It displays many Roman finds. The site is maintained by English Heritage.
The fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain. On-site you can wander around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room plus the officer’s quarters. Although don’t expect these to be fully intact as due to their age they are ruins. What you see today is the result of excavations from well over 100 years ago. Kids can pick up the Chesters Fort takeover trail sheet.
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FAQ and Further Information Chesters Roman Fort and Museum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tearoom serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
The most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain with steam room and officer’s quarters. There are toilets and a cafe
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage. Or Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £9 without donation, children 5-17 £5.40, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a car park.
When are they open?
They are open most of the year, they tend to only open at weekends over the winter and are closed Monday/Tuesday in early Spring. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome outdoors on a lead.