Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort - National Trust

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort - National Trust
Haydon Bridge
Hexham
Northumberland
NE47 6NN
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hadrians-wall

E-mail

housesteads@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01434 344363

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Hadrian's Wall
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Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and one of the most popular sites on the Wall. Perched high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, it commands breathtaking views. Explore four double-portal gateways, the turreted curtain wall, three visible barrack blocks and, of course, the famous and well-preserved latrines.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Castle or defences, Archaeological site, Museum

Opening hours

Open daily 10am - 4pm until April. After that the opening hours will still be daily but closing later and there will be a change in admission costs.

Admission charges

5.00/4.50/3.00

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Additional info

Disabled access: Limited access to site. Car park available at site for disabled visitors - enquire at information centre on main road.

Collection details

Archaeology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

A Soldier's Life

  • 26 — 27 July 2014 11:30am-4:30pm
  • 2 — 3 August 2014 11:30am-4:30pm
  • 9 — 10 August 2014 11:30am-4:30pm
  • 16 — 17 August 2014 11:30am-4:30pm
  • 23 — 25 August 2014

Meet an iconic Roman Legionary stationed at the famous Housesteads Roman Fort. Our soldier recalls the building of the wall, his service in the Roman army and the pursuit of the enemy. You can also hear the words of the ancient Briton, the impact of the Wall and the “peace” it brought. Dramatic presentations with costumed actors throughout each day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Meet a Roman Soldier Discovery Visit

Explore Roman military life and discover how the building of Hadrian's Wall affected the local population in remarkably different ways. Meet Roman Officer Centurion Maximus and discover what life was like on the frontier. Take on the role of a recruit and be taken through duties using drama and role play. Recruits will tour both inside the fort and the remains of the settlement beyond, using replica and real artefacts found near Hadrian's Wall to find out about the lives of soldiers and the civilians who lived at Housesteads.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to arrange a 1 1/2 hour session. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19527 for more information.

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