Borderline Funny

Hadrian's Wall imagined in humorous cartoons

Cartoon of Roman soldiers


Saturday 25 May - Sunday 15 September

Visitor information

Curated by the Friends of Segedunum. 

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 explores the depiction of ancient Rome's great northern frontier of Hadrian’s Wall in cartoons.

The exhibition will feature cartoons from the 19th to the 21st century, including some originally produced for Punch and the Illustrated London Evening News.

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.


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