If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 please do not enter the museum building.


We recommend all visitors and staff:

  • Wear face coverings while in the building, unless medically exempt
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the building
  • Continue to social distance
 
We will continue to monitor and limit numbers in the building to ensure the museum does not become too crowded. Visitors can continue to pre-book a timeslot for their visit (see 'Visiting' page). Tickets will also be available to buy at the door, but may be limited.

 

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

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New publication:
A Cult Centre on Rome's North-West Frontier. £35.00

The report for the 2011-2015 excavation of the altar pits and Roman temples at Maryport by Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott

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Visit Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria with Countrystride and Professor David Breeze

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