Wall Face is a Wall-wide display of portraits of the pioneers who protected, conserved or told the story of Hadrian’s Wall. This exhibition at 11 Roman attractions features prints and photographs from the National Portrait Gallery Collection.
Wall Face 21 August – 9 November
Portraits of the people who revealed Hadrian’s Wall
The antiquarians and archaeologists that feature in this exhibition are well known because of their character, activities and achievements.They often held positions of high-standing that enabled their activity at the Wall. They contributed to the way we understand and study archaeology and the Wall. They have all earned a place in the archaeology ‘hall of fame’.
This is the first time that all the sites and museums along Hadrian’s Wall have collaborated in this way to create a single exhibition involving all the attractions across the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
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A Wall Face passport is available to encourage visitors to go to more than one of the sites participating in the exhibition. Find out more here.
For information on the Wall Face pioneers who feature in the exhibition and where to see them visit:
The Hadrian’s Wall Country Trails app provides more information about the Wall Face exhibition and characters in the portraits and where to see them. Download app from iTunes or Android.
Find out about the Wall Face events programme here
The learning programme for Key Stage 3 children (aged 11-14) will introduce them to the significance of heritage and the need for conservation.
Wall Face funding
Wall Face is funded by Arts Council England and supported by the National Portrait Gallery and by partners from across Hadrian’s Wall, part of the international Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.
See Wall Face from east to west at:
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Wallsend
Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Corbridge Roman Town, Corbridge
Chesters Roman Fort, Hexham
Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum, (English Heritage) and Visitor Centre (National Trust), Haydon Bridge
Roman Vindolanda, Bardon Mill
Roman Army Museum, Greenhead
Birdoswald Roman Fort, Gilsland
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport
The project is generously funded and supported by: