Open all year round and set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort (English Heritage) takes you back to the Roman Empire.
Wander the barrack blocks and the hospital. Peer into the ancient communal Roman toilets and admire the stunning panoramic views of this World Heritage Site from this ancient fortress.
The interactive museum managed by English Heritage showcases objects once belonging to Roman soldiers, and the mini-cinema will take you on a journey through time.
Younger visitors can meet Felix, a character of the Fort who will guide them around the Museum – quite an insight into life 2,000 years ago.
Housesteads Visitor Centre (National Trust) adjacent to the car park provides a warm visitor welcome, orientation and facilities. Outside you can find a large 3D map detailing the scale of the Fort and the surrounding Whin Sill escarpment, and a glazed seating area perfect to enjoy refreshments on a sunny day.
To join the National Trust follow the link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us
To join English Heritage as an Annual Member: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/
To purchase an English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/overseas-visitors/
Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage 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 for English Heritage, 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. You can find more information on visiting below.
Housesteads is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time: https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslots/housesteads-roman-fort
With Gift-Aid: Adult: £9.90, Child (5-17 years): £6.90, Concession: £9.90, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £25.80 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £15.90.
Bus: Stagecoach in Cumbria AD122 Carlisle-Hexham station (Jun-Sep plus Sundays Apr, May and October. Please contact Traveline 080706082608.