What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

Hadrians Wall Events

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

Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk
7 Mar 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

Imagination is in all of us. You just have to find the spark. 

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130BC © The Trustees of the British Museum
7 Mar 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

In this family-friendly exhibition, fascinating stories of ancient Iraq come to life through over 80 amazing items fr

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
Volunteers excavating at Vindolanda
6 Apr 2020 to 18 Sep 2020

Due to the Covid19 crisis our excavations are taking place at a much smaller scale. There is still archaeology happening on site with our archaeologists who are happy to chat.

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill NE47 7JN
01434344277
Roman Soldiers charging
12 Sep 2020 to 13 Sep 2020

Over this weekend, soldiers from the Eighth Legion reenactment group will be visiting Vindolanda.

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, NE47 7JN
01434344277
18 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2023

See works never before displayed in our galleries and discover the stories rarely told about the women central to the Pre-Raphelite movement.

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
Roman Soldiers
7 Aug 2021 to 8 Aug 2021

We'll be welcoming back the world renowned Ermine Street Guard reenactment group to both of our sites in August 2021.

There will be:

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, NE47 7JN
01434344277

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