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

Education officer giving at talk at Vindolanda
6 Jan 2020 to 7 Feb 2020

The tours will run daily at 11:30am between 6th January 2020 - 7th February 2020.

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
11 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020

Virtual excavation on our interactive TV Screen - Uncover Vindolanda as if for the first time!

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, NE47 7JN
12 Feb 2020 to 15 Feb 2020

An exciting line-up of events, displays and installations is being planned for the first ever ‘City of Lights’ project in Carlisle.

Finds handling
15 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020

Real & Replica finds handling gives you a chance to see how artefacts found today might have looked to the Romans.

Roman Army Museum, Greenhead CA8 7JB
Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Rd, Carlisle, CA2 4TS
29 Feb 2020
The next Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Forum will take place on Saturday 29th February 2020 at
The Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham
01434 652477
Volunteers excavating at Vindolanda
6 Apr 2020 to 18 Sep 2020

The 2020 Vindolanda Roman Excavations will run Monday to Friday (weather permitting) from Monday 6th April until Friday 18th September.

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill NE47 7JN

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