Laughter Line

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Visitors' cartoons in response to the Borderline Funny exhibition shown in 2019

Pictures hanging on the wall in a gallery


Until 31 March 2023 (historic exhibition)


Borderline Funny was the major exhibition held at Segedunum  in summer 2019. Curated by the Friends of Segedunum, it explored Roman life on Hadrian’s Wall as depicted in cartoons over the years. An important aim of the exhibition was to inspire visitors (and especially children) to produce their own cartoons or jokes about Hadrian’s Wall in response to those they had just seen.

The response was incredible, with over 700 cartoons produced over the six months of the exhibition. Many of them were so good it was decided a follow-up exhibition was needed in order to do them justice. 

On display are the 50 favourite cartoons as chosen by the Friends of Segedunum. Most of the cartoons are anonymous because they were first created by visitors for temporary display on a wall in the original Borderline Funny exhibition, but our thanks go out to all the artists represented. 

It was originally planned to display this exhibition in spring 2020, but the museum was closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The exhibition is now on display as the Friends' contribution to the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival of events running throughout 2022.


The Friends of Segedunum

The Heritage Lottery Fund

Committee of the XIVth Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall