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Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

Watch the exhibition trailer here.

Ten heritage attractions across the length of Hadrian’s Wall are taking part in Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition from 8 April – 10 September 2017. Visitors to each venue will be able to explore a different aspect of this unique exhibition and see first hand the exceptional group of Roman cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums, showcased alongside objects from museums across the Wall. Find out what you will be able to see at each venue and the spectacular events taking place during Hadrian's Cavalry in the list below.

The venues are Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum | Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum | Great North Museum: Hancock | Chesters Roman Fort and Museum | Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum | Corbridge Roman Town and Museum | Vindolanda | Roman Army Museum | Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery | Senhouse Roman Museum

Click here to order the Hadrian's Cavalry Exhibition Guide priced at £4.99.

Click here for more events and activities happening across the wall all year round. 

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

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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
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
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
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
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

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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