Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shop, in the visitor centre and museum.

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shop, museum and visitor centre.

    Our staff continue to wear face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we strongly encourage you to do the same.

Guidebook: Hadrian's Wall

Price: £5.50

 Housesteads Timeline

122-32Vercovicium

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.

Find out more about the history of Housesteads

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