Statement from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums: Following new advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close all of our museums and galleries and the archives from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.
This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.
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Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.
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 ('strong fort') stood at the eastern end of the Wall and was home to 600 Roman soldiers. For almost 300 years Segedunum guarded this important part of the frontier.
Today, Segedunum is once again the gateway to Hadrian's Wall: the ideal place to explore the incredible story of Roman life in the north of England.
Things to see and do:
- Walk around the excavated site of this important fort and view the original remains of Hadrian's Wall
- See the fort brought to life with interactive exhibits and models in the award-winning museum
- Discover original artefacts unearthed by the archaeologists
Visit reconstructions of a Roman bath house and a section of Hadrian's Wall
- Enjoy the view from the top of the 35 metre high viewing tower
Temporary exhibitions and events take place throughout the year.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.95 per ticket type|
|Adult Season Ticket||£14.00 per ticket type|
|Child Under 16||Free|
|Concession||£3.95 per ticket type|
|Concession Season Ticket||£10.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Bronze 2012
- Visit England Code of Practice 2012
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - 1
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp / Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- American Express accepted
- Delta accepted
- Groups Accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Special group rates
- Visa accepted
- Conference facilities
- No Smoking Attraction
- Marketed Towards Families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms available
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Wallsend Metro Station. Turn right out of station along road, follow signposts to Segedunum. Approx 3 minutes walk.