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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30th anniversary conference

24th - 25th April 

The conference is postponed until later in the year. Tickets purchased for the conference will be valid for the rescheduled conference. For any ticket holders who prefer a refund: Please telephone to Museum on 01900 816168 or send an email to info@senhousemuseum.co.uk 


While the Museum is closed temporary exhibitions will be transferred on-line

11 April - 31 May

Cabinet of Curiosities: The Weird and the Wonderful in the Museum's Collections