Hadrian's Cavalry 2017


The great British bucket list: 10 amazing UK experiences for 2017, The Telegraph

Why this summer is the time to visit Hadrian's Wall, the UK's most underrated tourist attraction, The Telegraph

Where to go on holiday in 2017: the hot list, The Guardian

Hadrian's Wall events showcase Roman cavalry "bling," BBC News 

Since April 2017, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site has played host to a major and unique exhibition celebrating the prestigious Roman cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition will be on display until Sunday 10 September 2017 and explores the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces in a unique wall-wide exhibition that stretches the full 150 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site area – from Maryport in the west to South Shields in the east, across ten museums and venues.The six month exhibition is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to admire a unique range of remarkable and finely decorated Roman cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums, which will be shown alongside objects from museums across the Wall.

With the summer well and truly underway, visitors to Hadrian's Wall country will be able to explore this unique exhibition as well as witness dramatic re-enactment events taking place at attractions across Wall. There's lots to interest all the family, with interactive activities and family friendly events throughout the summer (find out what's on here).

The summer also brings with it an impressive and immersive Hadrian's Cavalry art installation which will launch to the public on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at English Heritage's Chesters Roman Fort and Museum. This specially commissioned piece of contemporary art celebrates the cavalry site where 500 Roman cavalry horses were kept and reimagines the sounds of thundering horses hooves that have not been heard at the fort for 1600 years. Keep an eye out for more details to follow.

The national and international museums include the British Museum, National Museums Scotland, the Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins (France), Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg / Limes Museum, Aalen, the Archaeological State Collection, Munich, the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart (Germany).

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The main funder of Hadrian's Cavalry is the Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

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