Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

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Open daily 10am - 4pm

With Gift-Aid, From: Adult: £9.50, Child (5-17 years): £5.50, Concession: £8.50, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £24.50 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £15.00.

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Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN


+44 (0)1434 344363

Open all year round and set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort 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 Hadrian’s Wall from this ancient fort.

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.

English Heritage looks after numerous sites along Hadrian’s Wall, such as Birdoswald Roman FortChesters Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town, along with Carlisle Castle and Belsay Hall. If you would like to visit multiple English Heritage sites, you can purchase either a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass or an Annual Membership.

Admission to Housesteads Roman Fort is free for English Heritage and National Trust members. Parking charges apply. The car park is managed by Northumberland National Park.

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