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Welcome to the news and events section of our website. Here you'll be able to find the latest news related to the Antonine Wall as well as our events calendar, to help you plan your visits.

  • Antonine Wall Community Conference ›

    Glenskirlie House and Castle, Banknock, Falkirk

    Date: 29/09/2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm

    To mark the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site, and to celebrate the ongoing involvement of communities along the Wall, the Antoine Wall Steering Group will be hosting a community conference on Saturday 29th September at the Glenskirlie House and Castle, Banknock, Falkirk. In the morning, a range of both academic and community speakers will discuss projects along the Antonine Wall, its history and archaeology.

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  • Day Conference: The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria and Beyond ›

    Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport

    Date: 28/04/2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm

    This day conference is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time in the UK. The conference will present and discuss the lives of women at the north-western edge of the Roman Empire.



    Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene (Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario) Women's lives in the North-west provinces: Vindolanda and its frontier setting

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  • Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Forum ›

    Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham

    Date: 21/10/2017, 9:45am to 4:30pm




    The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day-conference featuring talks for the general public about new discoveries in the northern frontier zone including the Cumbrian coast. The subjects of this year’s talks include the ongoing excavations at Vindolanda, new investigations at Benwell and Piercebridge, the results of geophysical surveys at Netherby, and the discovery of a unique (for Britain) discharge diploma near Lanchester.






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  • Big Roman Week 2017 ›

    Kinneil, Falkirk

    Dates: 16/09/2017 to 24/09/2017

    To mark the birthday of Emperor Antoninus Pius – who built his Roman frontier, The Antonine Wall, across Falkirk district – we’ve organised a series of events to celebrate our rich Roman heritage.

    Welcome to the Big Roman Week. From exibitions to family fun days, from community conferences to walks and talks, there will be something for everyone.

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  • Exhibition - Roman Frontiers: The Antonine Wall in Falkirk ›

    Callendar House Second Floor Galleries, Falkirk

    Dates: 20/05/2017 to 29/10/2017

    The exhibition will illustrate the ability of the Roman army to adapt physical frontiers to the geographical and topographical setting wherever they occurred in the Empire.  The central feature will be a full scale representation of the linear frontier barrier on the Antonine Wall.  Objects on display will include the famous Roman whistling lead slingshot from Burnswark and a splendid griffin figurine that provided the crest of a Roman cavalry helmet, found at Polmont, will be on display for the first time ever.

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  • Big Roman Week 2016 ›


    Dates: 17/09/2016 to 25/09/2016


    Image copyright: Friends of Kinneil

    The annual Big Roman Week kicks off across Falkirk district on Saturday, September 17th, with organisers promising a bumper programme for all the family.Walks, talks, film shows, and activities for children have all been organised to help people discover their “Roman roots” and appreciate local history.


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  • World Heritage Day 2016 ›

    National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

    Date: 18/04/2016, 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Come along to the National Museum in Chambers Street, Edinburgh on Monday 18 April, and join in the celebrations for World Heritage Day 2016. You can learn about the six World Heritage Sites across Scotland, ranging from St Kilda (celebrating its 30 year anniversary) to the newest member of the group, The Forth Bridge, inscribed in 2015. There will be oportunities to dress up, to try out a range of craft activities, and to have your photo taken on front of a 'green screen' that can magically transport you to each and every one of the World Heritage Sites.

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    Big Roman Week 2015 ›

    Falkirk District

    Dates: 19/09/2015 to 27/09/2015

    FALKIRK district’s annual Roman festival returns this September.

    The seventh Big Roman Week kicks off on Saturday, September 19 and runs until Sunday, September 27.

    Walks, talks, family events, film shows and arts and library activities have all been lined to get local people to explore their “Roman roots” and appreciate local history. Many events are free of charge, but check listings for full information.

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    Roman Flashmob ›

    Throughout Kirkintilloch

    Date: 12/09/2015, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Visit three mystery locations in the town centre to travel back to a time when Kirkintilloch stood as the north-western frontier of the vast Roman Empire.

    With the help of a friendly Roman ghost, participants will enjoy epic tales, behind-the-scenes experiences and more! As hidden forts are exposed and long forgotten stories are uncovered, the true nature of Kirkintilloch will be revealed. You’ll have to keep your wits about you, as the plan of attack will only be revealed 24 hours before the event!

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  • World Heritage Day, Tamfourhill ›

    Tamfourhill Community Centre, Tamfourhill, Falkirk

    Date: 18/04/2015, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    A ‘memory gathering’ day, part of the Tamfourhill fun day, will take place at Tamfourhill Community centre on the line of the Antonine Wall. Local residents are encouraged to come and share their stories, experiences and photos of life next to the World Heritage Site. There will be stalls, the café will be open and there will be archaeological activities for children, young people and families, aimed at sparking their interest in local history.

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  • Family Day - Celebrating World Heritage ›

    Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

    Date: 18/04/2015, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Come along to the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 18th to discover more about the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland.


    Don’t know what a World Heritage Site is? Well, this is your chance to find out.


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  • Kinneil House Open Day ›

    Kinneil House, Bo'ness

    Dates: 18/04/2015 to 19/04/2015

    Tour Kinneil House from 12-3pm each day. Visit the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site in the grounds. Last admission to House at 2.30pm

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  • Roman Coins: Heads & Tales ›

    The McManus, Dundee

    Starts: 20/02/2015 at 12:00am

    Saturday 28 February

    2 - 4pm

    The McManus Creative Learning Studio

    FREE Drop In

    From strong women to dastardly forgers, Roman coins have stories to tell. Meet our Curators in the museum’s Creative Learning Studio to see some of the coins in Dundee’s collection up close.

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  • Talk - Roman Scotland: Life on the Edge of the Roman Empire ›

    The McManus, Dundee

    Starts: 25/02/2015 at 12:00am

    Wednesday 25 February 6.30 - 7.30pm

    FREE - Booking essential at

    Learn what life was like for both Romans and natives in occupied Scotland from Dr Fraser Hunter, principal curator of Iron Age and Roman collections at National Museums Scotland.

     The exhibition will be open to view from 6pm and the talk begins at 6.30pm.

    Sponsored by the Roman Society.

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  • The Return of the Romans ›

    Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch

    Dates: 14/02/2015 to 30/04/2015

    An exhibition about the Antonine Wall, the North West Frontier of the Roman Empire, nearly two thousand years ago. On Saturday 14 February members of the Antonine Guard will be on duty. They will be happy to speak to visitors about the Romans in Scotland. Children can dress up in Roman armour and togas.

    School parties are welcome. For more details, or to book a class visit call 0141 578 0144.

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  • Roman Empire: Power & People - A British Museum Tour ›

    The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

    Dates: 24/01/2015 to 10/05/2015

    The Crawford Cup, Roman, AD 50-100. © The Trustees of the British Museum


    The McManus is this touring exhibition’s only Scottish venue!


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  • Classical Art: The Legacy of the Ancients ›

    The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

    Dates: 24/01/2015 to 10/05/2015

    Lonely Torso, 1945, by William McCance


    To coincide with ‘Roman Empire: Power and People’, The McManus is staging an exhibition of artworks with a taste of the Antique.


    ‘Classical Art: the Legacy of Ancients’ will illustrate the enduring influence of ancient Greek and Roman culture through paintings, sculpture and ceramics from Dundee’s nationally significant collection of fine art.


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  • Big Roman Day at Kinneil ›

    Kinneil House

    Date: 20/09/2014, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    As part of the Big Roman Week festival, Kinneil House opens its doors for tours. See inside this impressive mansion, which dates back to the 15th century, and boasts some of the best renaissance wall paintings in Scotland.

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  • Doors Open Day - Hands on World Heritage ›

    Antonine Community Sports Hub (Room 1), 121 Constarry Road, Croy, G65 9HT

    Date: 13/09/2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Come along to this family friendly drop-in session for the chance to try out some archaeology activities focusing on the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, as part of Doors Open Day. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers in venue are limited so please be aware that entry may be timed/limited.

    Antonine Community Sports Hub (Room 1), 121 Constarry Road, Croy, G65 9HT

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  • Doors Open Day - walk / re-enactors at Twechar ›

    Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre

    Date: 13/09/2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm

    In the main hall of the building there will be a display of civilian life by the Antonine Guard and an optional walk to Bar Hill Fort.  No booking required. All welcome.

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  • Roman Empire: Power and People ›

    The McManus, Dundee

    Dates: 24/01/2015 to 10/05/2015

    Roman Empire: Power and People brings together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

    Highlights include sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and even near-perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

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  • Doors Open Day - Walk to Watling Lodge ›

    Meet at Callendar House

    Starts: 21/09/2014 at 2:00pm

    A guided walk along the Antonine Wall from Callendar House to Watling Lodge with the Falkirk Community Trust archaeologist. Meet outside Callendar House in Falkirk. Free. Non Ticketed.

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  • Big Roman Week ›

    Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Polmont and Bo'ness

    Dates: 13/09/2014 to 21/09/2014

    The sixth Big Roman Week kicks off on Saturday, September 13 and runs until Sunday, September 21. 

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