01-04-2012 - 31-03-2013
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Closed: 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
An interactive model of the Wall enables visitors to discover the detailed history of this amazing fortification as well as finding out about all the forts, milecastles and associated museums that can be visited today. The gallery includes a wealth of archaeological finds and visitors can hear stories of life on the Wall from the people who actually lived at the time. See an inscription stone that provides conclusive proof that the Wall was built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian. Also on display is the gold Aemelia Ring, believed to be one of the earliest Christian artefacts found in Britain. Find out more about the legacy of the Romans through the Reticulum and Virtual Mithraeaum online schools resources.Great North Museum: Hancock