Things to see and do

Things to see and do

Walk along a Roman High Street

Explore the History of Corbridge roman town as you walk down the once bustlig roman High street which runs from east to west through the town. This street once ran all the way to Carlisle forming part of the Roman road known as the Stanegate.

As you step where Roman feet once walked, imagine picking up your supplies from the granaries, and look out for the remains of the fountain house and a large courtyard building. This main street continues under the fields both east and west of the remains that you can see today.

Explore the museum

Over a period of almost 350 years, Roman Corbridge evolved from a military centre into a thriving civilian community. Uncover stories of the town's Roman residents through the objects that they left behind in the newly reimagined museum.

Study Roman armour, tools, inscriptions on stone, ceramics, and jewellery up close to capture a sense of Roman culture. All of the artefacts in our Collections were discovered right here at the site and many have never been on display before.

Discover the Corbridge Hoard

Set eyes on one of the most important finds from Roman Britain - the Corbridge Hoard. Discovered during an excavation in 1964, the hoard is an astonishing collection of a personal possessions, weapons, and armour buried by a Roman soldier.

It's the segmented plate armour that gives the hoard international significance. This find helped archaeologists understand for the first time how the armadillo-like armour fitted together. Today you can see the remains of the armour and a reconstruction in the museum.

Meet the Corbridge Lion

See the infamous Corbridge lion, found in 1907, and inspect the artistry of this imposing sculpture. The carving is impressively intact and dates back to the second or third century.

The lion, who is depicted crouching over his prey, was originally created to adorn a grave and was later re-used as a fountain head. Unfortunately the hole created in the lion's mouth, for a water spout, destroyed his bared teeth.