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!


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What's on

2018 Excavations Banner stretching across the new excavation area. Volunteers working in background
8 Apr 2019 to 20 Sep 2019

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure illustration
18 May 2019 to 6 Oct 2019

Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne's Great North Museum.

Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
+44(0)191 2086765
Cartoon Roman soldiers on Hadrian's Wall
25 May 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Borderline Funny explores the depiction of ancient Rome's great northern frontier of Hadria

Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
Clash of  the Romans
6 Jul 2019 to 7 Jul 2019

Watch the Roman Empire’s finest soldiers compete in an intense show of strength and skill. Two teams will throw spears, take aim on the archery field and clash with swords and shields. Pick a side and cheer them on – but remember, only one will emerge victorious.

Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland, NE464EU
01434 681379

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