OVER 1,000 years of history will be celebrated when a much younger museum celebrates its 30th birthday this month.

The Senhouse roman Museum's anniversary conference had to be cancelled last year but will be held both live and onine on April 22 to 24.

Museum manager Jane Laskey said the conference is being held in Maryport's Wave Centre and tickets both live and online are selling well.

Among the guests will be some of the country's foremost experts of Roman Britain including former head of trustees and museum patron Professor David Breeze.

Professor Rebecca Jones of Historic Environment Scotland, will give the keyote speech on Friday night.

Tickes for attendance cost £30 which includes all lectures, an evening reception at the museum and guided tours on Sunday morning.

Zoom tickets are £10.

Of particular interest to locals will be a talk on the digs of the Roman fort adjacent to the museum.

Professor Ian Haynes and archaeologist Tony Wilmott, from the Newcastle University project, will give further details about the digs here and the possible finding of a temple.

Other speakers will discuss Roman history as it relates to sites around Cumbria and the borders.

The conference is one of many events taking place all along Hadrian's Wall this year as the 1,900th anniversary of the building of the wall is observed.