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National Roman Legion Museum

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Address: High Street | Caerleon, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AE, Wales
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The museum is in a small village square and is on two floors, lots of artifacts and Roman uniforms. The children will love being able to touch them and to see how the Romans... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Newport South Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is in a small village square and is on two floors, lots of artifacts and Roman uniforms. The children will love being able to touch them and to see how the Romans lived. There are lots of glass cases with colourful displays of life as a Roman sent union and of Roman ladies. Special events take place so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In short: if you are interested in Roman history in Britain, this is an essential site to visit. You will probably be very surprised by the quantity and quality of the items presented. The longer version: The town of Caerleon actually contains four sites, all related to the Legionary fortress that once stood on the site. Two sites are off... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This roman town of Isca has many treasures housed in an interesting building in the heart of Caerleon ..good for children in particular and we'll worth a visit

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this small museum is full of well preserved roman remains. well presented and very informative. the staff were extremely enthusiastic.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of the museum was really interesting the explanation of each item was very good. There is also an outside garden which showed the equivalent of our BBQ's today. What was most amazing is that it is free entry

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a keen military historian who loves the Roman period, this museum is a must-do. You can only learn so much in books, but actually seeing the artifacts from nearly 2,000 years ago is stunning. They had sophisticated towns, baths, running water etc when us Brits were living in mud and wattle roundhouses! The Roman Army was, in a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Romans certainly conquered both England and Wales during ancient times. The remains of the former Roman fort in Caerleon allow punters to appreciate the immensity of a once great empire. In true Welsh fashion, the historical sites gathered within this area remain free to the public. The Mrs. and myself leisurely explored the remnants of a Roman amphitheater, ancient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Winder insight into Roman living. plenty of displays and also free audio guide. Brilliant tasks and guides to get the kids involved. Nice shop and staff extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. Better than your average museum and can easily kill an hour or two depending how interested you are in the subject. Plenty of information of each item on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative staff and interesting to look around. Lots to see and found the Roman Baths very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a good place for traveling new people who have come to Newport. I tell people to visit this place.

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