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 means we would like you to book in advance. If you do not book, you may have to queue outside, or postpone your visit to a later time, until the number of visitors in the museum has reduced to a safe level.

Our opening hours are slightly amended to allow for a daily deep clean of all the public spaces. During our Summer - Autumn season (April - October) we will be open from 11am to 5pm, with last entry at 4:30pm.

How to book

To ensure we can maintain social distancing and to help us make your visit safe and enjoyable it is important that as many people as possible book a ticket in advance.

You will be asked to choose a time-slot. This is your arrival time only, you may wish to stay longer than one hour. Time-slots are available up to one month in advance. Every week we will release new bookings. You can book up to one hour before your preferred time-slot. Please only book the tickets you need and book one ticket for each person (except under 5s).

There will be a small allocation of tickets for people who walk in on the day, for those who are not able to book tickets online. If you have not booked tickets you may need to wait until a member of staff has made sure we have the capacity to admit you to the building.

The online tickets are reservations only, you will need to pay the regular admission on arrival. Please pay by contactless card if possible. The link below (Click here to book tickets) will take you to an external Eventbrite page where you can reserve your tickets.

Click here to book tickets

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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.

From Monday 19th July we are recommending that museum visitors continue to wear a face covering to enter the museum and for the duration of their visit, unless they are exempt due to health conditions.

Please arrive no later than 30 minutes after the start time of your ticket. You may need to queue for a short time while tickets are checked and paid for. If you arrive late, we may not be able to guarantee you immediate entry. Entry will be at the discretion of our staff based on the number of people already in the building.

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

Please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy.

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

Please book tickets online (see left). 

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

On the following dates and times the museum is fully booked due to school group bookings:

Wednesday 6th October, 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday 13th October, 1pm - 3pm
Monday 18th October, 11am - 12noon
Thursday 21st October, 11am - 12noon

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

Last entry 3.30pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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