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National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

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4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Cymru oedd ei cadarnle pellaf yr Ymerodraeth Rufeinig. Yn OC75, sefydlodd y Rhufeiniaid caer yng Nghaerllion a fyddai'n gwarchod yr ardal am dros 200 o flynyddoedd. Camwch nôl mewn amser yn Amgueddfa Lleng Rufeinig Cymru ac archwiliwch fywyd yn un o allorsafoedd pellennig yr Ymerodraeth Rufeinig.

Wales was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire. In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Step back in time at the National Roman Legion Museum and explore life in a far-flung outpost of the mighty Roman Empire.
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  • It's small, relaxed, and very easy to get to. For me, the biggest plus was the staff. They were knowledgeable about the local Roman history, and the exhibits too. 
  • This was really good. Caerleon is proud of its heritage, and that's good to see. The amphitheatre was excellent - appreciated the humour behind the 'Roy of the Rovers' style information panel at the e...  read more »
  • Our two young boys loved it. They got to dress up as roman soldiers and the staff were very friendly and excellent with the boys. Would definitely recommend this for a trip out with the kids. 
  • Great indoor museum with visuslefects to improve understanding of the buildings use as a bath house
  • A really interesting museum chock full of activities to do. There is lots of information about the Roman empire and their relevance in Caerleon. You get to understand the lifestyle of the Romans from hundreds of years ago. The premises are very well-kept and lots of ancient artefacts are on display. A great place to visit.
  • Very informative and well presented, indoor, historical site.
  • A fascinating museum, with lots to see. I thoroughly enjoyed the barracks room where kids could try on the lorica segmentata (segmented armour). I would have enjoyed it even more if they had it in my size, but you can't have everything I guess. The amphitheatre is quite impressive as Roman ruins outside of Bath go. When I was there, they had gladiatorial demonstration, the Legion were in town along with Roman living history re-enactors. The Roman Legion stationed here was the Legio Secundo Augusta, who were sent to quell the belligerent Brythonic Silures (native Welsh tribe. The name is what the Romans called us, meaning people of the rocks), especially during the rebellion of Caradog. The Leg II Aug was at one time led by Vespasian, who himself went on to be Emperor of Rome. A great day out and fascinating for Roman era amateur historians like myself.
  • Excellent little museum, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Decent amount for kids to do too.
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