Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum


Telephone: 0191 278 4217


Visit Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Newcastle! To help make the most of your visit, please download the Segedunum trail which has lots of interesting facts about the fort!

The team at Segedunum want to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible so, there are some safety measures that they continue to recommend:

  • The museum will continue to monitor visitor numbers to ensure the museum doesn’t get too crowded.
  • They recommend wearing a face covering in their indoor spaces.
  • Staff and volunteers are on hand to help and answer any questions.

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') 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 Roman Fort and Museum is once again the gateway to Hadrian's Wall and the ideal attraction in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to explore the incredible story of Roman life in the north of England.

Things to see and do:

  • Walk around the excavated archaeological site of this important fort and view the original remains of Hadrian's Wall
  • See the fort brought to life with interactive exhibits, a reconstructed Wall section and models in the award-winning museum
  • Discover original artefacts unearthed by the archaeologists
  • Explore the ground floor galleries of the museum
  • 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
  • Children can enjoy the outdoor children's play area
  • Stop off in the shop and cafe - Second Bite at the Wall

Temporary exhibitions and events take place throughout the year.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 15:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00

Thursday 10:00 - 15:00

Friday 10:00 - 15:00

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00


Open daily 10am - 4pm during North Tyneside October and February half term holidays

Closed 5 December 2021 - 9 January 2022 inclusive.

Telephone: 0191 278 4217



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