Visiting the Museum 

We would like to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible. This means there will be some changes to your visit.

See below for a virtual walk around the outside of the museum building, a fascinating Victorian Naval Reserve Training Battery, and the view from the watchtower (link to YouTube):

Walk around the outside of the museum building

See the view from the watchtower

We have instigated increased hygiene measures and a one-way system around our galleries.

We are admitting fewer people into the museum so we can provide enough space for social distancing at 2 metres. This may mean that you could be asked to come back later if the museum has reached capacity. We anticipate that this will be very unlikely during our Winter season (November - March).

Entry will be at the discretion of our staff based on the number of people already in the building.

Car Parking

Our car park remains free of charge for museum visitors, but please be considerate when parking your vehicle. The disabled parking in the museum yard must only be used by blue badge holders.

When you arrive

If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in recent contact with anyone that has the virus, please do not visit.

All museum visitors must wear a face covering to enter the museum and for the duration of their visit, unless they are exempt due to health conditions.

A hand sanitiser dispenser is available at the entrance, please use this on entering the building.

During your visit

Please respect visitors' and staff by continuing to social-distance when you visit and follow the one-way route around the building. Any children in your group must be supervised at all times. A plan of the building with the one-way route is available below.

Plan of building  

Museum plan 1 way.pdf

Please read the signs providing guidance. Our staff and volunteers will be happy to help you during your visit.

Our staff will greet you at a distance. Some may be wearing facemasks or visors and we have a screen at the reception desk. Please respect their need for social distancing.

The toilets are open for use by museum visitors and you may notice an enhanced, more frequent cleaning regime. There is a hand sanitiser point adjacent to the toilets.

Our staff and volunteers will be following an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the day, please remember to respect their need for social distancing as they are going about their work.

There is a limited selection of hot and cold drinks and confectionary available in the shop. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drink to consume in our outside picnic area.

Staying Covid-19 Secure  

Covid19 RA409.pdf


Visiting Senhouse Roman Museum

From the South
Leave the M6 at junction 40 (Penrith) and take the A66 past
Keswick to Cockermouth. At Cockermouth take the A594 to Maryport.

From the North
At junction 44 on the M6 take the A7 into Carlisle and from Carlisle the A595 towards Cockermouth. About 6 miles (10km) from Carlisle turn right at a roundabout on to the A596 which will bring you to Maryport.

GoogleMap.pngOnce in Maryport
The museum is on the Sea Brows at the north end of town. There is ample free parking. Small brown signs bearing a roman helmet have been put up to help you find the way.
From the junction of the main roads by the Parish Church, head west along Wood Street. Take the second right turn into Crosby Street. Head north and up hill into Fleming Square (obelisk and cobbles). Exit Fleming Square heading north on Camp Street. Turn left into Ingleby Terrace and right along the Promenade (Sea Brows).
From the harbour area, the museum is visible at the north end of the row of buildings on the cliff top. It is a 15 minute walk, and there are a variety of possible routes. To reach Fleming Square by car from the harbour area, head back into town along Senhouse Street. Turn left up High Street and continue to the top of the street. Turn right into Fleming Square.


  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets (including accessible toilet)
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Confectionery

Opening Times

January - March
10.30am - 4pm  Friday
10.30am - 4pm  Saturday
10.30am - 4pm  Sunday

Last entry 3.30pm

April - October
11.00am - 5pm Everyday

Last entry 4.30pm

November - December
10.30am - 4pm  Friday
10.30am - 4pm  Saturday
10.30am - 4pm  Sunday

Last entry 3.30pm

The museum building is all on one level with ramps where appropriate

No dogs except registered guide and assistance dogs

Entry Prices

Adult:     £4.00
Child:     £1.50 (5 - 16 years)
Family: £10.00
(2 adults and 2 or more children)
Under 5s: free

Entry is free for residents of the CA15 postcode area

Bring proof of address

Senhouse Roman Museum

The Battery
Sea Brows
CA15 6JD

CIO number 1175131