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National Roman Legion Museum

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

If you and your family love the Romans then the National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon is for you.
We've got hundreds of things that belonged to the Romans in the Museum: try looking for the children's teeth or the soldier's helmet. We've got a soldier's bedroom made to look how it would have done 2,000 years ago, complete with metal armour for kids to try on.
At weekends you can play in our ‘Family Fun Area' with dressing up, games and our infamous ‘latrine game'.
We've got trails to do round the Museum and a Family Guide to the Gallery to help answer any tricky questions. The Museum Garden offers a place for families to relax and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere.
Throughout the year we've got plenty of events and activities going on, from hands-on crafts like mosaics to watching Gladiator fights to cooking: there's something for all the family to get involved with and we love parents who want to have a go at making things as well!
Outside of the Museum there are the ruins of the Fortress Baths, Amphitheatre and Barracks – the Amphitheatre is the most complete one in Britain. And our friendly staff will be happy to help answer any questions about the Romans or Caerleon, whether for school projects or just out of curiosity.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 14:00 - 17:00. Closed 24th - 26th December 2016, 1st January 2017


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


High Street, Caerleon, Newport, Monmouthshire and Gwent, NP18 1AE, Wales

Phone number

029 20573550



Click here to visit National Roman Legion Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Disabled access toilets with change tables and a Roman themed loo!

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

National Roman Legion Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

National Roman Legion Museum has not told us about their dining options.

We don't have a cafe on site, but there is a drinks machine serving tea and there are plenty of local places to eat and drink.

Yes, National Roman Legion Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Roman Legion Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

National Roman Legion Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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