Access Guide National Roman Legion Museum

Advice for disabled visitors

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Physical Mobility

  • 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 and those with pushchairs 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.

Visually Impaired

  • There is a handling collection available on request.
  • Large print guide books are available free on loan. Please ask at the entrance.

Hearing Impaired

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

Learning Difficulties

  • The new Guidebook and floorplan have been designed so that the text is heavily supplemented by pictures and presents our collections and facilities in a comparatively simple manner.


  • A unisex WC is available in The Gallery.
  • The Gallery has no facility for refreshments but there are number of catering outlets in Caerleon town centre.


  • 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

The Capricorn Centre, National Roman Legion Museum

Physical Mobility

  • Wheelchair access is limited in the Capricorn Centre. 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.

Visually Impaired

  • The Barrack Room is designed as a hands-on area.
  • The artefact handling collection is also available on request, both for use within the Barrack Room and within The Gallery.
  • A facilitator will be in the Barrack Room when members of the public are present.

Learning Difficulties

  • Facilitators are available in the Barrack Room to assist with hands-on activities.


  • There is a unisex WC, and both male and female toilets, situated on a level floor within the Capricorn Centre.

For historic reasons many of our museums are not totally accessible to all our visitors. We are continually striving to improve the situation where ever possible. If you have any helpful suggestions please let a member of staff know or write to: -

Elizabeth Power, Access & Diversity Officer, Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

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