New for 2018

New Roman Attractions

2017 was an exciting year on Hadrian’s Wall. 10 museums and attractions welcomed Hadrian’s Cavalry, a major wall-wide exhibition and specular event. 

This year, visitors can be excited for very different reasons:
 
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort re-opens after a £1.3million renovation project. The all-new Roman attraction is now super family-friendly with facilities to match.

 This Easter, English Heritage will re-open their Fort doors with a new Birdoswald, boasting exciting facilities specifically for families. Explore the exhibition, which tells the site’s story in a fun and interactive way for little people. Enjoy lunch in the café, which serves homely cooked and locally sourced food before taking on the Roman Quest around the site. You can still marvel at the only site on the frontier to have all the elements of a complete Roman defence system and discover the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, whist on a family walk. Find out more. 

  • Corbridge Roman Town’s Museum will re-open on 27 April after significant work to the shop and museum. 

From spring see the world class Roman collection, including the renowned Corbridge Hoard, exhibited in a new-look museum with previously unseen artefacts on display. Discover the changing lives of the town's Roman residents through the objects that they left behind. Capture a sense of Roman culture through new stories and explore how our archaeological finds have developed our understanding of Hadrian's Wall. All of the artefacts featured in the new exhibition were excavated from the town and helped to piece together the story of this unique place. Find out more. 

  • Vindolanda opens a new £1.5m purpose built gallery and activity centre on 30 March.

This brand new facility will showcase their astonishing array of wooden artefacts.  The finds from Vindolanda’s wooden forts are nearly 2,000 years old include a wagon wheel, giant water pipes and the only surviving wooden toilet seat from the Roman Empire! Find out more. 

 

 

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