Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

The North East and the rest of the UK are under national lockdown restrictions. Non-essential retail, hospitality and entertainment venues are now closed as well as most accommodation businesses and visitor attractions. Stay home. Stay safe. Travel tomorrow. Check directly with businesses if you have essential travel needs.

Telephone: 0191 278 4217


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • There will be new routes and one-way systems around the museum so please follow any signs or guidance from staff.
  • Please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.
  • Not everywhere will reopen at the same time to. Some facilities, such as the cafeand food outlets will not reopen just yet.
  • Area reopening are: the ground floor of the museum, outdoor spaces and toilets.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Pre-book your tickets online to visit Segedunum. One ticket per person. Maximum of 6 people per booking.
  • Bookings open every Monday evening at 6pm for the following week, and you need to book before midnight the day before youd like to visit.
  • Please arrive within 30 minutes of the start time of your ticket.
  • If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum remains closed until further notice.

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 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.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Reopening 27 July 2020.

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

Sunday - Closed

Telephone: 0191 278 4217



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