What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

Hadrians Wall Events

Don’t imagine the main action all took place centuries ago - the frontier today is the setting for drama and music, historical events, kids activities and all sorts of other tempting festivities. There are both Roman and non-Roman events aplenty for people of all ages with a vast array of interests and passions! Dark Skies stargazers, film buffs, kite-flyers, Easter egg hunters, Roman re-enactors, birds-of-prey enthusiasts and many more besides are all catered for. Whether you want to join a sponsored walk, get up close with some Roman objects, peruse incredible art installations or have your mind blown by world-class performances, you’re in the right place. The calendar is simply packed so take a look and join us!

 

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What's on

Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk
7 Mar 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

Imagination is in all of us. You just have to find the spark. 

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130BC © The Trustees of the British Museum
7 Mar 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

In this family-friendly exhibition, fascinating stories of ancient Iraq come to life through over 80 amazing items fr

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
18 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2023

See works never before displayed in our galleries and discover the stories rarely told about the women central to the Pre-Raphelite movement.

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed Abbi Hughes NMMC 2016
17 Oct 2020 to 16 Jan 2021

From ruffians to royalty; from sailors to socialites; from pilgrims to punks: tattoos have been etched into bodies throughout British history.

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
12 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

The Lost Words Exhibition will be with us until January 2021. 

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Once Brewed NE477AN
01434 341200
11 Dec 2020 to 12 Dec 2020, 18 Dec 2020 to 19 Dec 2020

 

Chesterholm Museum
01434344277
11 Dec 2020 to 12 Dec 2020, 18 Dec 2020 to 19 Dec 2020

 

Chesterholm Museum
01434344277
Roman Soldiers
7 Aug 2021 to 8 Aug 2021

We'll be welcoming back the world renowned Ermine Street Guard reenactment group to both of our sites in August 2021.

There will be:

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, NE47 7JN
01434344277

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