Hadrian's Cavalry 2017

Various locations, North East, United Kingdom

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 16:00
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Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site will host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.

Taking place from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 10 September 2017, Hadrian’s Cavalry explores the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces in a unique wall-wide exhibition that stretches the full 150 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site area – from Maryport in the west to South Shields in the east.

The six month exhibition is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to explore the role and daily life of the cavalry forces of the Roman army. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to admire a unique range of remarkable and finely decorated Roman cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums, which will be shown alongside objects from museums across the Wall.

Spectacular re-enactment events at attractions across Wall will also form part of Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition. From July 2017, a specially commissioned piece of contemporary art celebrating the cavalry site will be on display at English Heritage’s Chesters Roman Fort and Museum.

The following attractions along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site are taking part:

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum | Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum | Great North Museum: Hancock | Corbridge Roman Town and Museum | Chesters Roman Fort and Museum | Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum | Roman Vindolanda | Roman Army Museum | The Roman Frontier Gallery (Tullie Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle) | Senhouse Roman Museum


United Kingdom
North East
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
Corbridge Roman Town, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5NT
Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN
Roman Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mil, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
Roman Army Museum, Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47 7JN
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD