Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition
Uncovering cavalry – what archaeology tells us about Roman cavalry
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB

Uncovering cavalry – what archaeology tells us about Roman cavalry

Our understanding of the Roman cavalry across the frontier is regularly transformed by new discoveries. New evidence about the equipment and daily lives of the cavalry stationed along Hadrian’s Wall is constantly being uncovered by archaeological excavations, including those at Arbeia.

The Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition at Arbeia Roman Fort consists of objects found in the barracks where the soldiers lived, and includes two outstanding items from elsewhere in the Empire that match finds from the fort itself. Visitors to Arbeia will also be able to explore the museum’s fascinating permanent exhibition which delves deeper into the lives of the Romans who lived and worked at this Roman Fort. Don’t miss the finest of archaeological findings which were discovered in and around the Fort when it was excavated.

Discover the story of Victor, a freed slave of a cavalryman whose actual tombstone remains at Arbeia.

Part of Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition

Estimated visit time: 1 ½ hours

Event dates: 
8 Apr 2017 to 10 Sep 2017
Opening details: 
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Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required.
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The main funder of Hadrian's Cavalry is the Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

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