8th April – 10th September 2017
Cavalry regiments recruited from across the Empire were the backbone of the frontier garrison. These elite troops protected Rome’s North West frontier and projected imperial power. In 2017 a major exhibition across 10 museums and heritage attractions along Hadrian’s Wall creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the role and daily life of the cavalry soldiers.
Each site has its own special exhibition and objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums shown alongside objects from along Hadrian’s Wall.
Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle (1st & 2nd July in Bitts Park, Carlisle) will be a dramatic highlight of an events programme which complements the exhibition. Witness the remarkable sight of 30 horses in authentic Roman cavalry formation. Cheer on the riders as they put their charges through their paces and perform feats on horseback, demonstrating their skill at arms to compete in the Hippika Gymnasia.
Find out more at www.hadrianscavalry.co.uk
The main funder of Hadrian’s Cavalry is the Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund. Sponsors include Carlisle City Council, Christian Levett and the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership Marketing Group. Carlisle City Council is a main sponsor of Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle.