Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition
Cavalry charge! The power and force of a Roman Cavalry attack.
Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

Cavalry charge! The power and force of a Roman Cavalry attack.

Thirty horsemen thunder towards you brandishing spears, their extraordinary helmets glittering in the sun. Will you stand your ground? The Roman cavalry was a formidable force, armed with equipment to protect the Roman frontiers and project the power of imperial Rome. This small installation in the museum evokes the strength and speed of cavalry and is accompanied by a short film about the Hadrian’s Cavalry 2017 project.

Housesteads Roman Fort is set high on a dramatic escarpment which will transport you back to the Roman Empire. Visitors can wander through the ancient remains of the barracks blocks while admiring the stunning panoramic views which surround Hadrian’s Wall.

Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition

Estimated visit time: 2 hours

Event dates: 
8 Apr 2017 to 10 Sep 2017
Opening details: 
Exhibition available during museum open hours.
Pricing details: 
Adult: £7.00, Child (5 - 15 years): £4.10, Concession: £6.20, Families (2 adults, 3 children): £18.10. Free to English Heritage & National Trust Members.
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The main funder of Hadrian's Cavalry is the Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

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