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Knowing the Romans: Hawks & Horses at Arbeia Roman Fort


Get ready as an exciting day of live animals and historical re-enactors will descend upon Arbeia Roman Fort. Come along and meet some of the animals that the Romans used day-to-day and find out how they helped the community to thrive and survive. 

Historical Falconry will be pitching up their authentic mews tent with their birds of prey to share the heritage of falconry. Visitors can handle equipment that would have been used by falconers and marvel at the skill and speed of the birds during two arena flying demonstrations.

During the display our falconer will provide a commentary about the bird species, the methods of training, and the characters throughout history who flew them. A Roman cavalry horse will give demonstrations too.  Younger visitors can experience the thrill of a mini chariot ride with Marley the Shetland pony.  

All ages welcome

Roman cavalry horse displays: 12.15pm and 1.15pm 

Birds of prey displays: 11.30am and 2pm

Birds on display with falconers: 11am – 3pm

Mini chariot rides with Marley the Shetland pony for little visitors: 11am - 3pm - £1 per child per ride 

Opening Times

Knowing the Romans: Hawks & Horses at Arbeia Roman Fort (11 Aug 2019)

* Drop in events
• Roman cavalry horse displays: 12.15pm and 1.15pm
• Birds of prey displays: 11.30am and 2pm
• Birds on display with falconers 11am – 3pm
• Mini chariot rides with Marley the Shetland pony for little visitors: 11am - 3pm - £1 per child per ride

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Donation welcome, free for all the family



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