At Corbridge Roman Town, an audio guide brings the story of the town to life and the modern museum has a fascinating array of finds. Writing tablets found at Vindolanda show that troops from Vindolanda were stationed here at times, or came here on leave. Walk along the main street of this Roman garrison town, flanked by the remains of granaries, a fountain house, markets, workshops and temples. Corbridge was the most northerly town in the Roman Empire and one of only two on Hadrian’s Wall, the other being at Carlisle.
The most famous finds include a hoard of Roman armour and other equipment and the stone Corbridge Lion whose image is used to guide children on a trail round the museum. The open space of the former forum is used for events during the summer.
The site is managed by English Heritage. Light refreshments, books and souvenirs are available at the visitor centre.
The Corbridge Hoard
This is the moment a soldier’s worldly goods were discovered by students at Corbridge Roman Town over 50 years ago. One of the most influential Roman 'Time Capsules' ever discovered in Hadrian's Wall Country, The Corbridge Hoard, is now on display at the attraction and includes: armour, tools, weaponry, wax writing tablets and papyrus.
English Heritage maintains multiple sites on Hadrian's Wall, such as; Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information;
To join as an Annual Member: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/
Corbridge Roman town 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 visitng below.
Corbridge Roman Town is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time: https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslots/corbridge-roman-stat
With Gift-Aid: Adult: £9.90, Child (5-17 years): £6.00, Concession: £9.00, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £25.80 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £15.90.
Train Access:Corbridge 1.25 miles. Bus Access:Arriva Northumbria/ Stagecoach in Cumbria 602, 685 Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Hexham, to within .5 mile