Hadrian's Cavalry 2017

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Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition has now finished. Thank you for visiting and enjoying the exhibition, events and activities. Each of the ten venues have fascinating permanent and temporary exhibitions exploring the rich heritage across Hadrian's Wall and the impact of the Roman Empire in the UK. Stunning scenery, inspiring activities and events for all ages take place regularly. Find out more about events along Hadrian's Wall and the venues.  

An impressive and immersive Cavalry 360° art installation evoking the sound of Hadrian's Cavalry is currently on display at English Heritage's Chesters Roman Fort and Museum.  This specially commissioned piece of contemporary art - on display until November 2017 - celebrates the cavalry site where 500 Roman cavalry horses were kept and reimagines the sounds of thundering horses hooves that have not been heard at the fort for 1600 years.

Why this summer is the time to visit Hadrian's Wall, the UK's most underrated tourist attraction, The Telegraph

Where to go on holiday in 2017: the hot list, The Guardian

The great British bucket list: 10 amazing UK experiences for 2017, The Telegraph

Hadrian's Wall events showcase Roman cavalry "bling," BBC News 

Between April - September 2017, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site played host to a major and unique exhibition, Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition - celebrating the prestigious Roman cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

The Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, which has now finished, explored the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces and stretched the full length of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site area – from Maryport in the west to South Shields in the east, across ten museums and venues. A unique range of remarkable and finely decorated Roman cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons were included in the exhibition, on loan from national and international museums. Alongside the spectacular artefacts on display, Hadrian's Cavalry hosts dramatic re-enactment events, family activities and inspired talks. 

Thanks go to the national and international museums involved in supporting the exhibition and providing loans. These include the British Museum, National Museums Scotland, the Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins (France), Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg / Limes Museum, Aalen, the Archaeological State Collection, Munich, the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart (Germany).

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