Tag: English Heritage
There are many events and activities taking place this half-term in Northumberland. We’ve profiled some highlights here from Woodhorn and English Heritage. And we hope you enjoy half-term week, whatever you choose to do!
Belsay ghosts and ghouls, plus Roman drills keep the thrills coming from English Heritage this Halloween
Looking for spine-tingling events and activities this October? The look no further than Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens where you can hear Victorian ghost stories. Or do a bit of time travel by visiting Chesters Roman Fort, and discover what life was like for Roman soldiers almost 2000 years ago.
Be sure to go to Housesteads Roman Fort on August 18 – 19 when Roman soldiers will return for or the spectacular Soldiers of the Wall event. Be taken back in time to the days when the North of Engalnd was an the outpost of the empire and the Soldiers from the XIV Legion invaded Housesteads!
Enjoy a focus on Victorian era sporting fashion at Belsay hall this weekend. As part of Belsay Hall’s spectacular month-long Fashion from the Past event, visitors are invited to enjoy the sporting fashion in vogue more than a century ago. There’ll be a focus on all kinds of sporting clothing, with particular focus on women’s sporting pursuits, including swimming, cycling, horse riding, croquet and tennis.
Enjoy an overview of the many Easter events and activities across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders. There are many events taking place, including Easter Egg hunts, nature and wildlife events, walks, talks, and craft activities. Museums, parks, activity providers and National Trust and English Heritage properties have scheduled a broad range of activities. Here is our selection for you to choose from, listed in order of date.
AD122 – the award-winning Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus service will begin service on April 6, 2012. It is called – so named because that’s the year the Romans began work on the Roman Wall.
An English Heritage staff member has created a series of illustrations for Housesteads Roman Ford. They will be featured throughout the site when it re-opens this spring. Sue Hodnett who is the manager at Housesteads has created the illustrations for Housesteads. Sue is an accomplished artist and has a degree in Fine Art. English Heritage asked her to create the illustrations for the fort.
The winged statue of Victory is considered to be one of the best examples of its kind in Britain today and it will return to Housesteads Fort museum. It was removed more than 100 years ago. The statue was once thought to have been carved for one of the official buildings at Housesteads, conveying the military might of the Roman Empire. Apparently it was removed from Housesteads Fort in the 1800s.
English Heritage has created a team of skilled professionals who will use state-of-the-art technology in order discover secrets held within ancient stonework at Housesteads Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall. The experts will scan, clean and conserve the 1,800 year old stonework in time for the new museum opening in the spring.
Old fashioned tradition says that on a Leap day in February normal order is changed, and so it is women rather than men who propose to their love. If you are ready to propose, English Heritage is encouraging you to do so at one of their properties in the North East of England, which should make the perfect setting for popping the question.
The Altogether Archaeology project of the last few years has been such a hit that it will proceed again this year. The project is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Members of the public are asked to step forward and give ideas on which areas they would like to explore.
The visitor centre at Housesteads Roman Fort is set to be improved, following approval of planning permission. The redevelopment at the site, which is cared for jointly by the National Trust and English Heritage, will see an investment of more than £1m and will include a museum and new interpretation centre. It will also feature a new café, shop and welcome area for visitors to one of Hadrian’s Wall’s most iconic forts.