Due to the layout of our museum we recommend that all visitors aged 12 years and over wear a face covering, unless they are medically exempt.
Please respect the needs of all our staff, volunteers and visitors to maintain social distancing.
We will monitor and limit numbers in the building to ensure the museum does not become too crowded.
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.
The Senhouse Roman Museum is a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation no 1175131