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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.

  • 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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