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We visited last Tuesday (after emailing previously to see if they would be open) and we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tocker96
via mobile
Lots of things to see here and a bit shocking that there is so much unexcavated

Wonderful collection of altars and artifacts from the very edge of empire. Young kids have an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
F5704LHangelap
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Fascinating museum sited in a former Battery (a Royal Naval Artillery Volunteer Drill Hall built in 1885) on cliffs with dramatic views of the Solway Firth. My wife and I had difficulty finding the museum - we found the brown signs bearing a roman helmet...More

5  Thank Rhys J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit which also included a tour of the archaeologiccal dig. The museum is in a tricky spot to find, on the top of a cliff overlooking the sea, hidden amongst streets of houses. It's on the small side, consisting of two rooms,...More

3  Thank 33shanj
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited last Tuesday (after emailing previously to see if they would be open) and we were welcomed in by a polite lady at the main entrance, following a previous art class we were allowed to look around the museum, the lady even opened up...More

Thank tocker96
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful collection of altars and artifacts from the very edge of empire. Young kids have an activities place and the oldies have their own quiet reading corner. Great few hours that never fails

Thank F5704LHangelap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic gem of a find! We only discovered this museum due to the cottage we were staying in having the leaflet on the dinner table. We are so glad we went! The staff were so very friendly, and they have...More

Thank Earl N
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Enjoyed an hour looking at the interesting artefacts. Staff very informative and helpful. Would have liked the words on the memorials translated and access to the grounds. Can recommend this very unique museum.

Thank thedoggroomerUk
Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our small museum. We are working on increasing access to the site of the Roman fort and civil settlement, which is limited to guided tours on Sunday afternoons at present.

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

What a hidden historical gem, a very informative museum and would visit again. The lady on reception was friendly informative and unbelievably helpful. It’s well worth a visit

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Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. I will pass on your comments to Vanessa, the lady on reception, all our staff and volunteers try to make your visit worth repeating.

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Very informative and a lot of good artefacts. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit.

Thank ChrisW3208
Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Maryport has plenty to keep people entertained if you are visiting for the day.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Maybe it's just me but one stone altar in this place looks pretty much like all the others. Having said that it was quite interesting although the entrance fee was a bit steep. It was pouring down when we couldn't climb up the tower, I'm...More

Thank OorwullieLanarkshire
Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate hearing what our visitors think about the museum. Your feedback is very well timed, we are planning to redevelop the museum in the near future and we will certainly be looking at how we can make the...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Well laid out display of articles associated with the Roman occupation of the area. The videos about the site and the exhibits was very informative. The volunteers who ensure the continued existence of the museum are to be congratulted on their efforts.

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Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your comments about the museum, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with grown ups and younger children, and had a great time! The exhibits were well preserved and labelled, with lots of information. The children enjoyed dressing up, especially my grandson in the Roman Centurion outfit...! The Watch Tower was a particular hit, with...More

Thank BrianWWrexham
Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed their visit to the Museum. Although we are a small museum we do try to have a range of activities that visitors of all ages can enjoy. We find that the children particularly enjoy the dressing...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This seems to be Maryport’s leading attraction, so no visit to the town could be complete without a trip here. It is quite pricey when visiting as a family of students and older children, as over 16s are charged the adult rate meaning that the...More

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Jane L, Manager at Senhouse Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you for reviewing the Museum, we always appreciate hearing what our visitors think about their experience

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£4.00 for an adult, £1.50 for a child and £10.00 for a family ticket (2 adults plus 2 or more children)
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