Hadrian's Wall Learning

A World Heritage Site to bring learning alive

Hadrian's Wall is rich in precious treasures, evocative landscapes, wonderful ruins and astonishing artefacts. Through their letters, graffiti, jewellery, artworks and thumbprints, it’s as close as we can get to meeting ancient Romans.

What's so special about Hadrian's Wall?

  • 73 miles long
  • 11 museums
  • Activities and ideas for preschool to post 16
  • Free or discounted entry for groups
  • Experience epic landscapes for free
Housesteads Crags on Hadrian's Wall

Get inspired about the Romans!

Why did the Romans build Hadrian’s Wall? Who lived here? You can also find out about Hadrian's Cavalry, making your own Roman standard or cartoon drawings. It's all in ideas and inspiration.

Plan a school trip

Find out about travel times, the most suitable venues and what young people think of their visit. Check out educational visits.

For the classroom

Get free Roman worksheets, plans and photos in teaching resources. We also offer teaching opportunities in subjects other than history. Take a look at National Curriculum links - KS1 and KS2 and National Curriculum links - KS3 and KS4.

A taste of Hadrian's Wall

This 2 minute video shows the types of hands-on experiences students can enjoy:

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