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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust

The Great Tyne Row MMXXII

Dressed as Romans, 20+ crews will row from Newburn to Tynemouth to celebrate 1900 years since the building of Hadrian's Wall. Their efforts will help bring learning to life, funding Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' learning and engagement programmes.
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Event: Great Tyne Row, on 21 August 2022
Closed on 31/08/2022
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It has been 3 years since the last Great Tyne Row and it's great to be back! This year, the race crews will help support a charity that works with children and young people in our local communities. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums rely on donations from individuals, trusts and businesses in order to provide local schools and families with arts, culture and heritage.

Children and young people who live in more marginalised areas of Tyneside face more challenges than their peers who live elsewhere. Having the opportunity to access museum learning sessions has been proven to help these children improve their educational attainment.

In order to continue to provide these life changing learning experiences, we need your help, and you can have some fun at the same time.

The Row

This year marks the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian's Wall, and the region is celebrating with a huge programme of events and activities.

The River Tyne played a major role in the history of the wall. The Romans used to row people and goods from their forts at Arbeia (South Shields) and Segedunum (Wallsend) to Corbridge. With this is mind, The Great Tyne Row MMXXII will play its part as one of the region's events celebrating Hadrian's Wall 1900 anniversary and raise funds for a really good cause.

1. We would like all crews to dress as the Romans that lived and worked along the Wall would have.

With over 20 crews expected to take part, including sculling boats, skiffs, coastal rowing boats, longboats, and ocean rowing boats, this will make a spectacular event, with the row passing through the centre of Newcastle and finishing on the beach at Tynemouth. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed crew and best decorated boat.

2. We would also like each crew to use The Great Tyne Row MMXXII to raise as much through sponsorship as possible to help TWAM bring life changing museum learning to life for local children.

For more information, please contact Phil Kite at Phil.kite@outlook.com . You can find out more about Hadrian's Wall 1900 events here and more about how our museums engage with schools here.

About the charity

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust offers world class museum and gallery provision to the people of the North East. We support 9 Tyne & Wear museums and galleries in delivering an innovative, inclusive, and sustainable service. We strive to positively influence and inspire visitors.

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