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Roman Museums in the UK

Included below are Roman museums in the UK, such as Roman Baths. The Roman museums contain many artefacts and relics depicting life throughout the Roman period, with regularly changing exhibitions showing the latest archaeological finds.

Roman Baths

Roman Baths, Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath


You really haven’t experienced Bath if you have never visited The Roman Baths. Sitting below street level it has four main features, which, to be frank, are all astonishing in that they have been so well preserved. First you have the Sacred Spring at... more

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Baring Street, South Shields


South Shields’ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum provides a fascinating insight into the Roman determination to maintain its mighty frontier system, the fort being the military supply base for the 17 forts along Hadrian’s Wall. There is absolutely loads... more

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster, Deangate, York


York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt is the chief church of the Church of England, also the seat of the Archbishop of York. The present building is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, and is the setting for some of the finest 14th... more

The Novium

The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex

Tower Street, Chichester


A replacement for the defunct Chichester District Museum, the Novium opened in summer 2012 and its collections span the illustrious history of the city from prehistoric periods onwards. The building is purpose-built to allow you to see the remains of... more

Museum of London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, London

150 London Wall, London


Step inside Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Now open, our brand new Galleries of Modern London let you walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated 19th century pleasure gardens... more

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Brunswick Road, Gloucester


Bring one of England’s most historical cities to life at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, a recipient of heritage lottery funding, which now boasts a new lease of life and exciting interactive visitor experience. Home to some of the most... more

Roman Vindolanda

Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Hexham, Northumberland

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham


When you visit Roman Vindolanda you will find one of the north east’s most fascinating tourist attractions, lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall country. Formerly a key military post on the northern frontier of Britain, Vindolanda is... more

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Beaumont Street, Oxford


You could spend days and days in the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, and still not see everything this Oxford treasure trove has to offer. Make a beeline for such gems as the lantern carried by gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes, a... more

The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester


The Manchester Museum: Dinosaurs (including Stan the T.rex), ancient Egyptian objects and live animals (such as frogs and snakes) are some of the treasures you can encounter at The Manchester Museum on Oxford Road, part of The University of... more

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum

Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Haydon Bridge


Housesteads Roman Fort is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain and, particularly with the aid of a guide, when you’re stood up there looking across the Northumberland countryside, it’s not hard to imagine the lonesome life of an... more

Winchester City Museum

Winchester City Museum, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire

The Square, Winchester


The City of Winchester Museum is situated in the centre of Winchester. The Museum tells the story of the city with its extensive archaeological and local history collections - how Winchester was a major Roman centre and afterwards under Alfred the... more

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

Castle Street, Carlisle


Tullie House Museum has refurbished two of its permanent galleries to improve the display of its nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. This exciting development incorporates new interpretation including an innovative multimedia... more

Borough Museum & Art Gallery

Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Brampton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Brampton Road, Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme


Local museums do a great service in preserving the history of their towns and Borough Museum and Art Gallery features exhibitions that talk about the Newcastle-Under-Lyme stretching back 2000 years. Tucked away in Brampton Park a half mile away from... more

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, London, London

Guildhall Yard, London


Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre: Discover the art collection of the City of London Corporation and visit Guildhall Yard, a tranquil and historic square in the middle of the City. The Gallery was established in 1886 as, 'a... more

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex

Chapel Road, Worthing


Worthing Museum & Art Gallery was opened in 1908, this beautiful Edwardian building is home to a fascinating collection of toys and costume that is amongst the largest in the country. Also on display is a collection of fine and decorative art, with... more

Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, London, London

Bartholomew Lane, London


Now who doesn't want to have a really good look around the beating heart of the UK economy? Well, book a visit to the Museum of the Bank of England and you can do just that as the attraction is housed right within the Bank of England itself, in the... more

The National Roman Legion Museum

The National Roman Legion Museum, High Street, Caerleon, Newport

High Street, Caerleon


At the National Roman Legion Museum discover how almost 2000 years ago the Roman Empire dominated the civilised world - Wales was its furthest outpost. In AD 75 a fortress was founded at Caerleon and the Museum is inside what remains, and includes... more

Jewry Wall Museum

Jewry Wall Museum, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire

St Nicholas Circle, Leicester


Jewry Wall Museum is Leicester´s Museum of Archaeology, set amongst the remains of the Roman town´s public baths. Its centrepeice is the 2000-year old Jewry Wall, the second largest piece of surviving Roman building in the country. The museum tells... more

Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

High Street, Ipswich


Sitting in the heart of the town centre is Ipswich museum, a treasure trove of exhibits from the past that tell the tale of the town and Suffolk from as far back as 70 million years ago. Inside you will find the Victorian Natural History Gallery, the... more

The Museum of Somerset

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton


Somerset is perhaps best known for the mysterious Stonehenge but there is so much more to discover about this bucolic county. The Museum of Somerset in Taunton narrates the area’s rich and fascinating history from prehistoric times to the 21st... more

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire

Little Elborow Street, Rugby


Rugby Art Gallery & Museum: See the remarkable Tripontium Collection of Roman artefacts and explore Rugby´s past in the Social History Museum. The Art Gallery hosts a series of changing temporary exhibitions, including the Rugby Collection of... more

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham

Barnard Castle


One of the most important museums outside London, the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle contains the greatest collection of European fine art and decorative arts in the north of England. The collections are displayed over three floors of this... more

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Salthill Road, Chichester, West Sussex

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester


Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens in West Sussex is the largest Roman home in Britain, a lavish residence fit for royalty. Sign up for a guided tour and let the experts talk you through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960.... more

Chesters Fort & Museum

Chesters Fort & Museum, Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland

Chollerford, Humshaugh, Hexham


Imagine being shipped from the balmy climes of Italy to the chilly fields and farmsteads of rural Northumberland as a Roman soldier. It must have been a sobering experience and you can get a real sense of the life these men led at Chesters Roman Fort... more

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

Buddle Street, Wallsend


Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum - in AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the north, and Segedunum was the last outpost of Hadrian´s Wall. The... more

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham


The phrase hidden gem must surely apply to the Barber Institute of Fine Art in leafy Edgebaston, a few miles from Birmingham city centre. An Art Deco delight of a building, inside the architectural style continues with furniture from the period. And... more

Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow


Scotland’s first public museum, which opened its doors in 1807, the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University is home to a cornucopia of exhibits collected by the late Dr William Hunter, an 18th century student – later to find fame as a physician... more

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil

Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil


Once home to the wealthy Crawshay family, this beautiful Georgian castellated mansion in Merthyr Tydfil is now the arty residence of many national treasures, most notably the works of Penry Williams, dubbed ‘the Welsh Turner’. Amongst the almost... more

Castle Museum

Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex

Castle Park, Colchester


Colchester Castle Museum was once the capital of Roman Britain and a visit to the Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. The Museum is housed in the Norman keep of the Castle and the collections... more

Hull and East Riding Museum

Hull and East Riding Museum, 36 High Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

36 High Street, Hull


Hull and East Riding Museum, sitting in the smart museums quarter of the city, holds within its walls a whopping 235 million years of history and tells tales of how every age affected the people, landscape and buildings of the region. Start in the... more

British Museum

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, London

Great Russell Street, London


British Museum A museum of the world, for the world.Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Visitors enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof,... more

Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Park Street, Cirencester

Roman Museum
Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds at the award-winning Corinium Museum. Cirencester was Roman Britain second largest city and at Corinium Museum you can experience life as a Roman; marvel at the stunning mosaics, enjoy the sights and smells of... more

Fitzwilliam Museum

Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Trumpington Street, Cambridge


The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam and is the art museum of the University of Cambridge. One of the oldest museums in the country it houses magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities spanning... more

Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall

River Street, Truro


The Royal Cornwall Museum is located in the heart of the beautiful cathedral city of Truro, and the permanent collection covers a wide range from Cornish History and minerals through to an Egyptian room, with a genuine Egyptian mummy. There is a... more

Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire

Market Square, Lancaster


Lancaster City Museum is situated in the former town hall and spread over two floors with collections illustrating the history and archaeology of Lancaster and North Lancashire. One of the permanent exhibitions on the upper floor is devoted to the... more

Verulamium Museum

Verulamium Museum, St Michael's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Michael's Street, St Albans


Verulamium Museum & Hypocaust is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain and set in attractive parkland. On display are some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterrean. Nearby is a Roman theatre, walls and... more

The Burrell Collection

The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow


After spending time in buzzing, urban Glasgow, it comes as rather a shock to find the world-famous Burrell Collection sitting in a woodland setting in the glorious Pollok Country Park. A quick cab ride from the centre of the city, this oasis of calm... more

Museum of Hartlepool

Museum of Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, Cleveland & Teesside

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool


Walk into the Museum of Hartlepool and you are whisked back 5,000 years to the Bronze Age where you are introduced to the town’s oldest known man. From here you will be guided through century after century where you will learn all about Hartlepool’s... more

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

Newport Museum & Art Gallery, John Frost Square, Newport (Gwent), Newport

John Frost Square, Newport (Gwent)


Newport Museum & Art Gallery is situated in a modern purpose built building and houses collections of British paintings, watercolours and contemporary prints. Displays include archaeology, local history along with objects and documents relating to... more

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent

St Faith's Street, Maidstone


At Maidstone and Bentlif Art Gallery you´ll find something for everyone - outstanding collections, special exhibitions, a shop and a café. Housed in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, highlights include: A 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy, Maidstone´s... more

Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester


With Chester’s rich history to draw on, it’s no wonder the Grosvenor Museum is such fun to visit (kids will love the fierce looking Roman soldier brandishing his knife downstairs). The Victorian-built museum houses an internationally important... more

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