Ancient imagery reveals horses as essential components of the Roman world. They are shown as creatures from mythology, as beasts of burden transporting men and goods, and as the mounts for awesome soldiers. Cavalry at Corbridge explores the importance of the horse through the artistry of its many representations.
Visitors to English Heritage’s Corbridge Roman Town and Museum can explore what the depiction of horses in Roman artefacts tells us about their status and role in Roman life. Understand more about how horses turned the everyday man into an awesome soldier and discover the horse depicted in stone, pottery, metal and glass. See the recreation of a full-size cavalry tombstone and hand-crafted horse sculptures by Corbridge First School.
Estimated visit time: 1 ½ hours