Hadrian's Wall Segedunum

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 impression of how it may have looked 1,800 years ago, stands beside the actual line of the original Wall. Archaeologists working on the remains were surprised to find that the world famous Wall had collapsed, in spectacular fashion, during the Roman period. The collapse was most likely to have been caused by the washing away or the slumping of the ground beneath it. The section of the Wall is unique, as it is the highest surviving section of Hadrian's Wall on view to the public in Tyneside.

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Exhibitions and events

The Viewing Tower

Permanent exhibition

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...

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...

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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