Hadrian's Cavalry

Shock and awe – the power of the Roman cavalryman’s mask



Saturday 8 April - Sunday 10 September

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During museum opening hours


Hadrian's Wall gallery


Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required


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.

Great North Museum: Hancock
Shock and awe – the power of the Roman cavalryman’s mask

A cavalry trooper projected a powerful image. Their appearance reflected the power of the Roman Empire as well as the man behind the mask

For the very first time, two bronze ‘Ribchester-style’ Helmets are being displayed together at the museum.

Hadrian’s Cavalry is funded primarily through Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund and managed by a partnership of heritage organisations from across Hadrian’s Wall.

To find out about exhibitions and events at other venues, please visit the Hadrian's Cavalry website.


Arts Council England