Accessibility for Groups - National Roman Legion Museum

Children taking part in the Roman Bootcamp session.

All groups need to book in advance. When making a group booking please make us aware of any additional access or learning needs your group may have. Generally, we are booked up 2 months in advance.

Please use the Visual Story: A trip to Roman Caerleon to plan your visit.

You can also Explore National Roman Museum in 360° to help prepare pupils for their visit.

Additional learning needs

For advanced bookings we can create a more flexible timetable and limit the numbers in our gallery, garden and learning spaces. We can also reduce lighting or sounds in our galleries.

We can adapt the content or delivery of a workshop or activity on request.

Pre-visit video call

We can arrange a short video welcome call for your learners with a member of our learning team. This will give learners the chance to ask questions and help reduce any anxiety they may have about the visit.

Virtual visits

We also offer a number of free Virtual visits which your learners could take part in before or after visiting the Museum. Typically, these last 45mins to an hour – but we can adapt them on request. They give learners the opportunity to Zoom in on Museum treasures and engage in thought-provoking discussions with Museum staff. All sessions are supported with relevant digital resources and pre-recorded content in Welsh, English & BSL.

Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair and pushchair users

There is parking for coaches opposite the Amphitheatre, which is 400 yards from the front of the Museum down the adjacent street.

There are parking spaces 50 yards from the front of the museum down the adjacent street, none of these are designated for orange badge holders.

Entrance to the museum for wheelchair users is to the right of the front steps. There is a level entrance into the museum, through glass doors.

There is wheelchair access to The Gallery and the lower level of The Gallery via a ramp.

A wheelchair is available on request. Although this chair cannot be pre-booked and is provided on a first come first served basis, we will notify the Front Desk if an advance request is made.

Seating is available throughout The Gallery.

Wheelchair access is limited in the Capricorn Centre. A portable ramp is in operation, please ask a member of staff at the Front Desk and they will install the ramp. Alternatively entrance to the Barrack Room can be gained by use of 4 steps, or by the use of a side door outside the front of the museum. Staff will make this entrance available on request.

Entrance to the Link building is on a level floor.

Blind and partially sighted visitors

Large print guide books are available free on loan. Please ask at the entrance.

A member of the learning team has Vocalise training. Please request on booking.


Only aid dogs are allowed on site.

Drinking water is available on request from the front desk.

Dogs must leave the premises to relieve themselves but staff will assist on request

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors

The Gallery has a good standard of written material to support the collections.

All our staff have basic deaf awareness training.

We have BSL video content for all our virtual visits some of which can be used to introduce our in-person sessions.

Dementia awareness

Many of our staff have received Dementia Friendly training.

Dementia friendly tours can be arranged in advance for groups.

Toilets & Changing places

There are two disabled access toilets on site, suitable for standard wheelchair size only.

Baby changing facilities are available in one of the disabled access toilets.

We don’t have a dedicated changing place for children or adults, but we can adapt spaces on request.