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

1 Jul 2017

It's National Meadows Day.

Wedder Leap, Northumberland National Park car park
01434 611505
2 Jul 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Greenhaugh Car Park, Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland
01434 611505
15 Jul 2017 to 16 Jul 2017

Meet fast-paced cavalry warriors with their unique and ancient weapons, witness awe-inspiring drills and little Roman soldiers can even have a go at becoming a mighty horse in our chariot racing!

Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
21 Jul 2017 to 22 Jul 2017

Enjoy a Roman cavalry family sleepover at Tullie House!  A fun-packed evening wll include craft activities, a behibd the scenes tour and much more. 

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
21 Jul 2017

We’ll be opening up the museum after hours for families to sleep over. You’ll take part in craft activities, a behind the scenes tour and much more over a fun packed evening.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
22 Jul 2017 to 3 Sep 2017

Join our Roman soldier and enroll in his army this summer in the grounds of this ancient Roman Fort. Little soldiers can take part in a variety of hands on activities from games to drills. 

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
22 Jul 2017 to 3 Sep 2017

Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets oif life in the Roman fort. 

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
01434 681379
24 Jul 2017

Public lecture by Professor Ian Haynes about the Imperial Horse Guards and their cavalry barracks on the site of Lateran Palace in Rome.

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
26 Jul 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
29 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

We’ll be staging a Roman takeover of the WHOLE museum in this jam packed family festival.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
31 Jul 2017 to 3 Aug 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
2 Aug 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
5 Aug 2017 to 6 Aug 2017

See the riders of Hadrian’s Cavalry demonstrate their equestrian skills, as they set their charges through their paces with mount and dismount gymnastics and skills at arms whilst on horseback.

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
16 Aug 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Bulbys Wood car park, Breamish valley, near Ingram, NE66 4LT
01434 611505
19 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Come and see the riders and horses of Hadrian’s Cavalry. Meet the horses and their riders, to see up close and personal the equipment available to them from the Roman era.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
19 Aug 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505

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