Senhouse Museum in Maryport – The Frontier of the Roman Empire
“Museums are our national memories…they are our history, our roots, our country – not just a bunch of useless flotsam.” says Lord BraggSenhouse Museum in Maryport. Don’t be deceived by the size of this tiny museum that overlooks the Irish Sea and the Solway Firth. It sits on one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Europe. The Roman fort of Aluna, which housed well over 1,000 Roman soldiers and was adjacent to Maryport’s substantial and prosperous civilian settlement. The site is still being excavated by teams of archaeologists from Newcastle University.