Hadrian's Wall gallery

See an inscription stone proving the Wall was built on orders of Emperor Hadrian and more.

Aerial view of visitors walking around a large 3D model of Hadrian's Wall



Visitor information


During museum opening hours


Ground floor


Donations welcome (free entry)


Step through the tree trunks of the museum’s forest and enter Hadrian’s Wall country.

Here you can learn why, where and how the wall was built, with the help of models, interactive screens and a huge array of artefacts.

These include wall markers, weapons, coins and all kinds of everyday items Roman soldiers used here in the North East.

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