Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
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Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

Art Installation at Housesteads

The Future Belongs to What Was As Much As What Is

You may have noticed something different at Housesteads Roman Fort recently. An art installation on the site of the original gatehouse has been created as part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900th anniversary celebrations. The artwork will be open for the public to enjoy from Saturday 30 July until Sunday 30 October 2022.

Visitors can go inside the artwork and climb the stairs to the first floor to experience a view that hasn’t been seen since the Roman garrison kept watch here 1600 years ago!

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Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £5.50

 Housesteads Timeline


Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins. The fort at Housesteads, known as Vercovicium, is built.

138Hadrian's Great Defences

The Wall is completed at the end of Hadrian's reign and is garrisoned by nearly 10,000 men. Housesteads is one of 15 forts along the Wall.

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