Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Buddle Street
Tyne and Wear
NE28 6HR




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0191 295 5858

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Family at Segedunum with 35 metre high viewing tower in background
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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. Segedunum, which means strong Fort, stood at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall and was home to 600 Roman soldiers.

Today, Segedunum is the most excavated Fort along the Wall and features a large interactive museum and a 35 metre high viewing tower.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Archaeological site, Museum

Opening hours

From 30 March to 31 October 2013: Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm. Saturday to Sunday: 11am to 4pm
From 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2014: Monday to Friday: 10am - 3pm. Closed at weekends.
Closed for four weeks over Christmas 2013

Admission charges

Adults £5.25
Concessions (over 60 years and students with a valid student card) £3.25
Children free (16 years & under)

Groups (10+)
Adults £4.20
Concessions £2.75

Group with booked guided tour (10+):
Adult £7.25
Concession £5.40

Adult Season Tickets £10.50
Concession Season Ticket £6.50
School Workshop £60
Birthday party £50

The Roman collections at Segedunum relate to the more recent excavations of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and are constantly being augmented by fresh archaeological fieldwork in the Wallsend area. Their particular significance lies in the fact that they represent a comparatively comprehensive span of both the 300 year occupation of the site, and of the assorted structures within it. Several items deserve particular mention, including the only stone toilet seat from Roman Britain, and a collection of rounded stones, defensive missiles for the Fort. The Industry Gallery has artefacts associated with local coalmining, including a series of safety lamps, and shipbuilding. The shipbuilding displays include several ship models such as the Carpathia, and a champagne launcher from Swan Hunter shipyard.

Collection details


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

School Ship on the Tyne – The Training Ship Wellesley at North Shields 1868 – 1914

  • 3 April — 13 July 2014 *on now

This exhibition explores the history of the Wellesley Nautical School which was based on the River Tyne from 1868 to 1914.

Famously the training ship used, HMS Boscawen, was damaged after a fire on 11 March, 1914. Subsequently the ship was broken up and the Wellesley boys were sent to a new home in Blyth.

The exhibition draws from the printed history of the school and the 1977 interviews of Captain E J Hatfield a Wellesley boy from 1912 - 1914.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have recently acquired a number of items which relate to Wellesley, including an important painting of the founder, James Hall.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £5.50
Concessions (over 60 years and students with a valid student card) £3.50
Children free (16 years & under)