Roman soldiers at Segedunum
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

Located at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall - Wallsend, in North Tyneside - the Roman fort at Segedunum is the most completely excavated fort on Hadrian’s Wall.

From the 35 metre Viewing Tower you can look out across the former fort to see the outlines of barrack blocks and stables, the headquarters building and the commander’s house, and take in spectacular views of the River Tyne and surrounding area. Across the road is a full scale reconstruction of a section of Hadrian’s Wall alongside an 80 metre stretch of the original wall, standing up to eight courses high in places. Troops stationed here at different times came from what is now Belgium and northern France. A reconstructed part of a barrack block in the Roman Gallery of the museum shows how cavalry and their mounts were housed. 

The remains of the original bath house are now on display as they were rediscovered in 2014. Segedunum has a varied programme of annual events from exhibitions to gladiator displays and Roman markets in the summer months, with the year culminating in a magnificent firework display every  November which draws crowds of over 10,000 people. 

An 8ft weathered steel sculpture of a Roman centurion now guards the fort as of 2017, Sentius Tectonicus by John O'Rourke. 

For families there is an outdoor play area for children, dressing up and building activities in the galleries and lots of space to explore. Kids under 16 always go free. 

Please note: The reconstructed Roman bathhouse is currently closed for maintenance purposes.  

The site is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of North Tyneside Council. There is also a seasonal café and gift shop.

Opening details: 

Open all year. Seasonal hours - see Segedunum website for details.

Price range: 

Adult: £5.95, Concessions £3.95, Children (under 16): free

Guide Dogs Permitted
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitor
Disabled Accessibility
Accepts major credit and debit cards
On site parking
Guided Tours Available for Groups
Educational Visits Accepted
Picnic Site
Road directions: 
Segedunum is based on Buddle Street in Wallsend. There is free car parking at the venue.
Public transport: 

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.

Quinta Roman soldiers at Segedunum
Inside the museum at Segedunum
Sentius Tectonicus centurion sculpture at Segedunum
Fireworks Segedunum 2018
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