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Senhouse Roman Museum

The Battery
The Promenade
CA15 6JD

The Senhouse Roman Museum contains sculpture and inscriptions from the Roman Fort at Maryport, (Alauna), which lies next to the museum. The collection, begun by John Senhouse of Netherhall in the 1570's is the oldest in Britain.


  • The largest collection of Roman Altars from a single site in Britain.

  • Many fine religious sculptures including the mysterious serpent stone;

  • Reconstruction of the shrine from the Fort's headquarters.

  • Interpretative panels describing the Fort, the Roman Coastal Defences, and the Senhouse family.

    The Museum was a Naval Reserve Battery built about 1885.

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    Senhouse Roman Museum Postcode for SatNav: CA15 6JD


    +44 (0)1900 816 168

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