Hadrian Festival 2024

Demonstrations, horses, crafts - and the Emperor himself!

Man dressed as a Roman emperor


Saturday 24 August - Sunday 25 August

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11am - 3pm


Free event, usual adult admission charges apply

Free to under 22s and NE28 residents

About the event

Segedunum is paying homage to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Expect re-enactors demonstrating weapons used in combat, a parade of horses and a cavalry display, plus armour maintenance, cooking and crafts. Emperor Hadrian himself will be on site, overseeing the day's proceedings as he celebrates his birthday.

A great day out for all the family!

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to Segedunum by the Metro and / or Ferry.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult.   

Find out more 

Nearest Metro to Segedunum: Wallsend