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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

The Roman Legionary Museum in Caerleon was built in 1850 and features exhibitions and artefacts showing how the Romans lived, fought, worshipped and died. Wales was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire in 75 AD, and the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon, Isca, that would guard the region for over 200 years. Caerleon was one of just three permanent fortresses in Roman Britain. The museum lies inside what used to be the fortress.

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon
Admission to the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon is free and the visitor is treated to a treasure trove of artefacts from Roman times (see below).

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon
The artefacts at the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon include a mosaic floor (see below).

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon
Visitors to the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon can also view a reproduction of a Roman military barracks (see below).

Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

The Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon is located on the High Street in Caerleon. Visitors to the museum may also want to visit the nearby Caerleon Fortress Baths, Roman Amphitheatre, Raglan Castle or White Castle.

National Roman Legion Museum
High Street, Caerleon, Newport
NP18 1AE
Tel: 01633 423 134
Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon Map


© 2010 John Westby


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