Special Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition launched at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with TWAM head of programmes Bill Griffiths.
Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with TWAM head of programmes Bill Griffiths.

A new exhibition has been launched at a South Shields visitor attraction.

Hadrian’s Cavalry, which brings together a unique group of Roman cavalry objects, is on at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum.

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Alan and Moira Smith.

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Alan and Moira Smith.

It began on Saturday, and includes ornate helmets, armour and weapons on loan from national and international museums, all shown alongside objects from the museum. Bill Griffiths, head of programmes for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and chair of the Hadrian’s Cavalry steering group, joined a Roman Cavalry re-enactor to mark the launch.

Visit www.hadrianscavalry.co.uk for more information

Artist Karen MacDougall at the exhibition.

Artist Karen MacDougall at the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on until September.

The exhibition will be on until September.

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Alan and Moira Smith.

Cavalry trouper Arran Johnston with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Alan and Moira Smith.

The exhibition will run until September.

The exhibition will run until September.

Artist Karen MacDougall at the exhibition.

Artist Karen MacDougall at the exhibition.