What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

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!

Did you know that Hadrian's Wall is included in The Guardian's hot list of places to visit this year? Read why here: Where to go on holiday in 2017: the hot list.

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What's on

2018 Excavations Banner stretching across the new excavation area. Volunteers working in background
2 Apr 2018 to 21 Sep 2018

Monday to Friday from April to September every year the Vindolanda Trust invites volunteers to come, gain a greater understanding of Vindolanda, and to get hands on with the archaeology.

Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
01434 344 277
A view of the Vindolanda Activity Centre
22 Jun 2018

This year to go with our new activity centre at Vindolanda, we will be having a series of 10 minute bite-sized talks.

Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
01434 344 277
Ad Wood Illustration Workshop - wooden comb
11 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018

A weekend workshop covering aspects and techniques of advanced wooden arte

Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
01434 344 277

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