National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon
The National Roman Legion Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Lleng Rufeinig Cymru) is a museum in Caerleon in the city of Newport, south-east Wales. It is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.
Background and History
Roman Wales was the farthest point west that the Roman Empire in Roman Britain extended to, and as a defence point the fortress at Caerleon, built in 75 AD, was one of only three permanent Roman Legionary fortresses in Roman Britain. It was occupied and operational for just over 200 years.
The National Roman Legion Museum lies inside what remains of the fortress, and contains many artefacts from the period of Isca Augusta of Legio II Augusta from Roman currency to uniforms.
A short walk from the National Roman Legion Museum is the remains of Isca Augusta:
See: main articles Isca Augusta and Caerleon.
Coordinates: 51°36′36″N 2°57′19″W / 51.61005°N 2.95529°W