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National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum


From the dawn of time we have looked for the best way to kill each other. Artillery, objects that shoot, can be objects of great beauty but also inflict great pain and suffering? This small exhibition looks at the development of artillery warfare from the bow and arrows of the ancient world to the machine gun and heavy artillery of the First World War. It also considers the psychological and physical impact of these weapons of death.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

Museum opening hours Mon - Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.


High Street,
NP18 1AH



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Map reference: ST 340905  Lat: 51.60944 Long: -2.95448

The Roman Legionary Museum at Caerleon is near to Newport, Gwent. It is within easy reach of Cardiff, Bristol and the Severn Bridge.

By Car: Follow the brown helmet signs from the M4 (westbound junction 25, eastbound junction 26).

For satellite navigation purposes use the post code NP18 1AE (recorded as 'High Street').

By bus: Buses run from Newport. Please call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for further information.

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups