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Housesteads Roman Fort

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Current Events

Kite Flying

Kite Flying

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Fri 1st Jul 2016 to Sun 4th Sep 2016

10:00am to 5:00pm

Come fly a kite with us this summer!

Pick up one of 10 kites from the museum at Housesteads Roman Fort this summer and enjoy a family day out on the edge of the Roman Empire.

Kite flying is restricted to inside the grounds of the Fort.

Kites are served on a first come, first served basis. 

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How to Be A Roman Soldier

How to Be A Roman Soldier

Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Sat 27th Aug 2016 to Sun 28th Aug 2016

11:00am to 5:00pm

Could you hack it in Roman Britain? Join Marcus the Legionary this summer and take part in a variety of hands on activities from games to drills this summer. Hear about Roman life as a soldier and citizen at Birdoswald Roman Fort, try on costumes, and handle Roman weapons and objects.

Activities include:

  • Sword school;
  • Roman drills;
  • Talks / stories about life in the legion and the building of the wall;
  • Object handling including armour.

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Hadrians Wall Live

Hadrians Wall Live

Birdoswald Roman Fort & Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Sat 3rd Sep 2016 to Sun 4th Sep 2016

The Roman empire will return to Hadrian's Wall this September at one of England's most epic events. Over one weekend at Housesteads andBirdoswald you'll see armies clashing and gladiators in hand-to-hand combat, walk with Roman legionaires on torch-lit marches and immerse yourself in the history of Hadrian's Wall.

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