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Walltown Crags Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. Image credit Roger Clegg
23 Jun 2022
The Hadrian’s Wall Partnership Board invites applications for the 2022 Breeze & Dobson Award.
 
This award seeks to acknowledge the excellent research that is conducted in reference to Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier by non-university researchers and early-career academics, and to encourage its publication and dissemination to a wider audience. 
The competition for 2022 is open to projects and research completed between 1 Jan 2021 and 31...
08 Apr 2022

Are you aged 17-24 and interested in World Heritage?

Do you want to get behind the scenes access to sites along Hadrian’s Wall? Do you want to help make the World Heritage Site a place for young people? World Heritage Youth Ambassadors do just that! 

Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet curators and experts along the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, get involved in events, and learn about World Heritage. Youth Ambassadors act as...

Queens Jubilee Beacons Logo Banner
21 Feb 2022

In a year of celebrations, two really stand out:  the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall, and 70 years of The Queen’s reign. Both anniversaries will be celebrated throughout the year, but there is just one event that uniquely combines both occasions: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.

As the first national community celebration of the extended bank holiday (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of June), over 1500 beacons will be lit across the UK, Commonwealth and beyond for the final time...

05 Nov 2021

The Hadrian's Wall Partnership Board is pleased to announce that Dr Katy O'Donnell has been awarded the 2021 Breeze and Dobson Award for her PhD project ‘The Quarries of Hadrian’s Wall’.

Dr O’Donnell completed her undergraduate, masters and PhD at the University of Edinburgh beginning in 2010. She submitted her masters by research dissertation 'The Quarries of the Central Sector of Hadrian's Wall' in 2015. During her MSc she became very interested in quarrying, landscape archaeology...

16 Aug 2021

An exciting heritage project that aims to unearth more of Carlisle’s Roman history has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £99,900.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the Uncovering Roman Carlisle project is an 18-month, programme of community archaeological investigation, exhibitions, and engagement exploring Carlisle’s Roman remains.

The project will include a 28-day community excavation of a Roman bathhouse, discovered in 2017, on a...

Sentius Tectonicus centurion sculpture at Segedunum
11 Aug 2021

Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend is an integral part of the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site and tells an important story about life along the Roman frontier.

Over the next 3 years, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums are planning to improve Segedunum to make it an even better place to visit and ensure it’s an attraction that people from Wallsend and North Tyneside are really proud of. 

Some of the things They are...

Clash of the Romans
30 May 2021

There is always something to do and to see on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, we have fantastic coasts, walks and cycle-routes, and a string of excellent attractions.

Here are just a few ideas from along Hadrian's Wall of...

16 Apr 2021

 How would you celebrate Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site?

Through Fire and Light shows? Knitting a beardy hat to look like Hadrian? A stall at the local village fete? Or maybe with re-enactments, theatre, dance, film, or music festivals? These are just some of the fantastic ideas we’ve had from the Hadrian’s Wall community on how they plan to celebrate the Wall’s 1900th anniversary in 2022, we’d like to share for World Heritage Day (April 18th).

The...

A spectacular year of events and activities will see Hadrian’s Wall come alive with culture, heritag
03 Mar 2021

Hadrian’s Wall Partnership, which is co-ordinating a year-long festival celebrating Hadrian’s Wall 1900th anniversary in 2022, is thrilled to announce they have been awarded pivotal funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority. 

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival will mark the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. Organisations,...