Hexham Abbey Roman Festival

Part of Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, we celebrate Flavinus Day with a host of Roman activities and displays, with food to match! Hexham’s famous Roman Cavalryman's 2000 year old tombstone stands proudly at the foot of the Night Stair inside the Abbey.

Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 11:00 to Aug 27 2018 - 5:00pm

Flavinus Day will see a host of free, inclusive activities and entertainment taking place for all ages – the event appeals to young and old, avid history fans, and total Roman novices.

There will be a programme of displays, talks, demos and workshops, as well as hands on activities for children.

Come and see some Roman infantry tactics and witness shield drill training taking place on the Cloister Lawn at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

Tours of the Abbey will be available, focusing on the incredible collection of Roman relics including the Flavinus tombstone itself.

The Refectory Cafe will be serving a special menu item of Roman 'Pottage' for the day.  Pottage is best described as a lentil casserole, with unique flavours of the age!  We will also be serving Roman burgers from our BBQ - did you know that the Roman's may have invented the burger?!

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