Hadrian's Cavalry Blog

In our Hadrian's Cavalry blog, we're digging a little deeper to uncover the stories behind this year's major wall-wide exhibition and events.

25 Jul 2017
 
Have you been to the Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition? What did you think? We'd love to know what your best bits were, where you saw the exhibition and even, if there was anything you would have changed about the exhibition. 
 
Tell us what you think about the Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition and you could win a replica Roman cavalry face helemt from 100 AD.*
 

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30 Jun 2017

Earlier this year, schools and community groups far and wide were invited to get creative and explain why they should be chosen to work with a comic artist on an exclusive project. The lucky groups would produce their very own comic all about the prestigious Roman cavalry based on the unique Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition currently on display at 10 venues across the Wall.

The Cavalry Comics Project is an exciting and unique opportunity for children to work alongside a talented artist...

Victor, flags, standards and dracos
28 Jun 2017

Roman flags, standards and dracos were symbols of honour and a way of identifying cavalry units. Both teams competing at Turma! Hadrian's Cavalry Charge in Carlisle on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July in Bitts Park will have their own flag or standard and they would like you to make a flag, standard or draco to bring with you and...

23 Jun 2017

Vindolanda museum is one of ten venues to host the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition this year. They know a lot about the Roman cavalry at Vindolanda from the objects that have been found there and have produced a wealth of archaeological material that is uniquely well-preserved. The Hadrian's Cavalry...

21 Jun 2017

It's time to pick a team! The cavalrymen are relying on your support at Turma! and Emperor Hadrian will be in attendance so there is all to play for as you witness the drama unfold. This summer's most dramatic reenactment event Turma! Hadrian's Cavalry Live in Carlisle will be galloping into Bitts Park on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July for a series of unmissable events.

Families will be blown away by the intricate manoeuvres on display. Pick a team and show your...

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.



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

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