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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

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Type: Museum

In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North.

The result was Hadrian's Wall, a 73 mile barrier stretching from the River Tyne in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, was built to guard the eastern end of the Wall, and housed 600 Roman soldiers. It stood for almost 300 years as a symbol of Roman rule and a bastion against barbarian attack.

Today, Segedunum is once again a major site on Hadrian's Wall. It is the most excavated fort along the Wall with surviving foundations of many buildings and part of the Wall itself. There is a large interactive museum plus full-scale reconstructions of a bath house and a section of Wall. The 35 metre high viewing tower provides outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.95 per ticket type
Children under 16Free
Over 60s & students with valid ID£3.95 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Contact Details

Buddle Street
Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
NE28 6HR

Location

Wallsend

Tel: +44 (0)191 278 4217

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Please see Segedunum website for details of todays opening times.

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.95 per ticket type
Children under 16Free
Over 60s & students with valid ID£3.95 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Related Events

Monday, 7th August 2017 - Sunday, 8th October 2017

Sentius Tectonicus: Constructing a Centurion
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Monday, 23rd October 2017 - Monday, 23rd October 2017

Marvellous Mondays
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Thursday, 2nd November 2017 - Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Fireworks at the Fort
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Road Directions

From the A1058 Coast Road take the A186 Station Road to Wallsend town centre. At the junction with High Street continue straight across on Station Road to the traffic lights. Segedunum is straight ahead.

Public Transport Directions

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum is a three minute walk away from Wallsend Metro and Bus Station. From Newcastle take the Metro from Monument or St. James to the coast via Wallsend.