Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival celebrates the 1900th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. It commemorates 1900 years of history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS), recognised locally, nationally, and internationally, as a cultural and historical asset of Outstanding Universal Value to humanity.
Throughout 2022, a programme of events and activity which celebrates 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall will be presented by local societies, interest groups, community and arts organisations, creatives, local authorities, visitor attractions, venues and individuals. Activities and events are being delivered across the length of the Hadrian’s Wall Frontiers of the Roman Empire UNESCO World Heritage Site, from Wallsend to Ravenglass (73 miles/118km of Wall, and 140 miles/215km in total).
From community events to high profile arts commissions, Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival provides opportunities for everyone to celebrate and find their connection to the World Heritage Site whether it be Roman history, dark skies, the natural environment, cultural diversity, food, music, the arts and more.
Hadrian’s Wall 1900 is coordinated by the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership in collaboration with local organisations, communities and individuals.
The Hadrian’s Wall Partnership is a voluntary body made up of organisations responsible for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status of Hadrian’s Wall. Find out more about the partnership here.
Hadrian’s Wall Country is the brand used by the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership to promote the World Heritage Site to visitors. The brand was introduced in 2002 by the Hadrian’s Wall Tourism Partnership and conveys and reinforces values that encourage visitors, linking the World Heritage Site to the rural and urban landscape through which it runs.