Borderline Funny

Hadrian's Wall in cartoons

Cartoon of Roman soldiers


Saturday 25 May - Sunday 22 September

Visitor information

Curated by the Friends of Segedunum. 

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Committee of the XIV Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall

The exhibition coincides with the 14th Pilgrimage to Hadrian’s Wall in July 2019. This decennial event will see almost 250 ‘Pilgrims’ tour the Wall for a week, reviewing the latest discoveries from the past ten years.


Borderline Funny is a new exhibition exploring the depiction of ancient Rome's great northern frontier of Hadrian’s Wall in cartoons.

It is the first time an exhibition dedicated to cartoons about Hadrian's Wall has been shown. 

Featuring Roman era graffiti, cartoons from the 19c - 21c, some funny, some satirical, including new original work produced for the exhibition referencing contemporary topics such as Brexit and US politics. 

Also featuring are works of the late Roger Oram, who produced the Arbeia Society magazine, and many other cartoon works imagining life on Hadrian’s Wall.


Heritage Lottery Fund
Hadrian's Wall Pilgrimage