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

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
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
25 May 2017, 22 Jun 2017, 27 Jul 2017, 11 Jun 2017, 16 Jul 2017

Join exhibition curat

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
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
2 Aug 2017

Take part in a craft drop-in for all the family where you can make and take-away a Hobby Pony.

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD
01900 816168
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
9 Aug 2017

Take part in a craft drop-in for all the family where you can make and take-away a harness pendant.

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD
01900 816168
16 Aug 2017

Take part in a craft drop-in for all the family where you can make and take-away a horse puppet.

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD
01900 816168
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
23 Aug 2017

Take part in a craft drop-in for all the family where you can make and take-away a cavalry shield.

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD
01900 816168
23 Aug 2017

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

Simonside Forestry Commission Car Park, Simonside, Northumberland
01434 611505

30 for 30

To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.



Places to visit