What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

Don’t imagine the main action all took place centuries ago - the frontier today is the setting for drama and music, historical events, kids activities and all sorts of other tempting festivities. There are both Roman and non-Roman events aplenty for people of all ages with a vast array of interests and passions! Dark Skies stargazers, film buffs, kite-flyers, Easter egg hunters, Roman re-enactors, birds-of-prey enthusiasts and many more besides are all catered for. Whether you want to join a sponsored walk, get up close with some Roman objects, peruse incredible art installations or have your mind blown by world-class performances, you’re in the right place. The calendar is simply packed so take a look and join us!


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What's on

Miniature Roman soldiers at Vindolanda
17 Feb 2019 to 18 Feb 2019

Join us between 11am and 3pm in the Vindolanda Activity Centre for a look at how models can help

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
01434 344277
Finds handling
18 Feb 2019 to 21 Feb 2019

Join us during half term at the Roman Army Museum to discover more about the Romans through real

Roman Army Museum Greenhead
01434 344277
Lego Romans at Vindolanda
Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
2018 Excavations Banner stretching across the new excavation area. Volunteers working in background
8 Apr 2019 to 21 Sep 2019

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure illustration
18 May 2019 to 6 Oct 2019

Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne's Great North Museum.

Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
+44(0)191 2086765
Cartoon of Roman soldiers on Hadrian's Wall by Roger Oram  copyright Arbeia Society
25 May 2019 to 25 Sep 2019

Borderline Funny explores the depiction of ancient Rome's great northern frontier of Hadri

Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Road, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
Minimus Riding the Vindolanda Horse
25 May 2019 to 26 May 2019
Join us at both Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum for a weekend cel
Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill

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