Dramatically sited on cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth, this award winning museum is next to a Roman fort probably founded in the first century AD and rebuilt during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

Most of the objects in the Museum derive from the fort at Maryport and the Roman civil settlement attached to it. The museum displays the largest group of Roman military altar stones and inscriptions from any site in Britain and unique examples of Romano-British religious sculpture.

The collection, which was begun by the Senhouse family in the 1570s, is the oldest in the country, and is of international importance.

In the Museum grounds, you can climb the observation tower for a clear view of the full extent of the site, which recent geophysical survey has revealed to have been one of the largest and best preserved in the north.

The Senhouse Roman Museum is a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation no 1175131

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Sunday 25 August
11am - 5pm

The Romans are here. Find out about, and have a go at, Roman pottery with Graham Taylor of Potted History. Meet Victor the Veteran and discover life as a Roman soldier

2pm & 3.30pm

Guided tours of the fort 

Monday 26 August, 2pm & 3.30pm

Guided tours of the fort

Wednesday 28 August, 2 - 4pm

Family craft drop-in. Museum visitors can make and take-away a Roman sword using recycled materials

Thursday 29 August, 2pm & 3.30pm

Guided tours of the fort

Sunday 1 September, 2pm & 3.30pm

Guided tours of the fort