The Viewing Tower

The centrepiece of Segedunum is a 35 metre high viewing tower, which gives stunning views of the excavated Fort and the surrounding area. Set against this dramatic backdrop, watch 2,000 years of history unfold as an amazing computer generated story chronicles the changes at Wallsend from Roman times and the building of the Fort to the growth of heavy industry on the River Tyne.

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Exhibitions and events

The Roman Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Discover what life at the Fort was like for the soldiers who lived there and explore the methods that archaeologists have used to uncover Segedunum's secrets. The centre of the Roman gallery is...

Strong Place

Permanent exhibition

This new display reveals the unusual story of the landscape at Segedunum. Over nearly 2,000 years the site has been shaped by huge changes. Romans, coal mining and shipbuilding have all left their...

Hadrian's Wall Segedunum

Permanent exhibition

An 80-metre section of original remains of Hadrian's Wall, standing eight courses high in places, can also be seen to the west of Segedunum. A reconstructed section of the wall, which gives an...

Excavated Remains

Permanent exhibition

The remains at Segedunum represent one of the most completely excavated forts anywhere in the Roman Empire. The ground plan shows the Fort as it would have been laid out in AD 200. The walls and...

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