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!

Did you know that Hadrian's Wall is included in The Guardian's hot list of places to visit this year? Read why here: Where to go on holiday in 2017: the hot list.

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What's on

7 Aug 2017, 14 Aug 2017, 21 Aug 2017, 28 Aug 2017, 23 Oct 2017

Come along every Monday during school holidays and join in with activit

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

Let ZooLab and our animal ranger transport your children back to Roman times and bring history alive! Travel the length and breadth of the vast Roman Empire!

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
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 to 20 Aug 2017

Arbeia Festival continues to grow and this year is no

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
0191 277 1410
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
7 Aug 2017, 14 Aug 2017, 21 Aug 2017, 28 Aug 2017, 23 Oct 2017

Come along every Monday during school holidays and join in with activit

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

Historical Falconry will be pitching up their Mews ten

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
0191 277 1410
27 Aug 2017

Historical Falconry will be pitching up their Mews tent and bringing along a selecti

Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
(0191) 278 4217
27 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

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

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
0191 277 1410
7 Aug 2017, 14 Aug 2017, 21 Aug 2017, 28 Aug 2017, 23 Oct 2017

Come along every Monday during school holidays and join in with activit

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

Flavinus Day will see a host of free activities for all the family as we celebrate Flavinus, Hexham’s famous Roman Cavalryman, whose 8ft tall, 2000 year old tombstone stands proudly at the foot of the Night Stair. Taking place in the grounds of Hexham Abbey.

Hexham Abbey, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3NB
01434 602031
30 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
30 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
31 Aug 2017

Everything you want to know about Bats but were afraid to ask...

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

Join a line-up of expert speakers for a fascinating day of talks exploring the importance and role of Roman cavalry in Carlisle, along the wall and across the Empire.

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

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.



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