Welcome to the Clayton Collection of Roman Antiquities

The Clayton Collection of Roman Antiquities is a registered Charitable Trust. Its internationally important holdings include several thousand Roman artefacts found over the last 150 years along Hadrian’s Wall. Most of these artefacts were recovered by the celebrated nineteenth-century antiquarian John Clayton. The Collection is maintained for the Trust by English Heritage and is on display in the Clayton Museum at Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland. This site introduces the Collection and its history, and offers a range of resources for visitors, students and scholars.