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Caerleon National Roman Legionary Museum

Caerleon National Roman Legionary Museum

Caerleon National Roman Legionary Museum


In the days of the Roman Empire, Caerleon was the home of the 2nd Augustan Legion, housing 5,000 soldiers and horsemen, with an amphitheatre, baths, shops and temples. The National Roman Legion Museum graphically portrays the daily life of the garrison with life size models and an exciting ‘hands on’ area for children.

Aspects of Roman history are brought to life at the imaginatively displayed Fortress Baths, once a giant 'leisure centre' with heated changing rooms, swimming pool, a huge gymnasium and bath halls. The amphitheatre and barracks - currently the only Roman barracks block visible in Europe - are open free to the public all year.

Legend has it that Caerleon was the first of King Arthur’s Courts, the Amphitheatre allegedly being the site of the famous Round Table.

Gift shop

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities


Free entry




NP18 1AE


Plan route to Caerleon using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 340906  Lat: 51.61037 Long: -2.95400

Road: Westbound - M4 Junction 25; Eastbound - M4 Junction 26.

Rail: 6km/4mls, Newport, on the Cardiff- Newport/London/Manchester/Liverpool route.

Bus: Route Nos. 27, 28, 28B Newport - Caerleon or Route Nos. 29, 29B Newport - Cwmbran.

Bike: NCN Route No.46 (4km/2.5mls).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Newport station


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities