Hadrian's Wall

Crossing Northumberland and Cambria, England. The wall, built of stone for its entire length, runs about 117 kilometers from the Solway Firth to the Tyne river.

In 122, the Roman Emperor Hadrian visited Britain during a tour of his western provinces. Probably during that time, he ordered the construction of a wall separating Roman Britain from "barbarian" Britain.

The wall was constructed by soldiers from the three legions stationed in Britain, assisted by auxiliaries and naval personnel. The wall was substantially completed in about six years, although modifications continued for more than 15 years.


Museum exhibits from various museums along Hadrian's Wall.

Roman legionary equipment, actual finds and reconstructions.

Excavated shoes.

Model of the fort at Housesteads.