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
Museum Decorated with roses
1 May 2018 to 3 Jun 2018

Romans believed that the rose symbolised the eternal spring to which one went after they had passed into the after life.

Roman Army Museum, Carvoran House, Greenhead, CA8 7JB
01697 747485
A view of the Vindolanda Activity Centre
8 Jun 2018

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

Carvoran House, Greenhead, CA87JB
01697 747485
Samian Bowl
16 Jun 2018 to 17 Jun 2018

A weekend workshop covering aspects and techniques of advanced ceramic ill

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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