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.

Segedunum Roman Fort
Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR
Wallsend

Segedunum Roman Fort


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’, was built to guard the eastern end of the Wall, and housed 600 Roman soldiers. It stood for almost 300 years as a symbol of Roman rule and a bastion against barbarian attack.

Today, Segedunum is once again a major site on Hadrian's Wall. It is the most excavated fort along the Wall with surviving foundations of many buildings and part of the Wall itself. There is a large interactive museum plus full-scale reconstructions of a bath house and a section of Wall. The 35 metre high viewing tower provides outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.

Find us at...

  • Segedunum Roman Fort
  • Buddle Street
  • Wallsend
  • NE28 6HR

Our At-Home Activities

  • Marvellous Mondays

    Usually Marvellous Mondays take place in our venue, Segedunum Roman Fort, every Monday of the school holidays. Unfortunately, this hasn't possible at the moment, so instead we've run these sessions on...

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  • Resourceful Romans

    Learn how Romans used different plants in everyday life.

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  • Catapults

    Learn about the different types of catapults used by the Romans and then have a go at creating your own catapult.

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  • Make a Roman Shield

    Get creative and design and make your own Roman soldier shield with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

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  • Roman Numerals

    Think you know your Roman Numerals? Take on our Roman maths challenge and have fun with family Roman bingo.

    6 - 11 years
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  • Exploring Roman Patterns

    Enjoy exploring Roman patterns and follow a step-by-step guide to making a Roman brooch. Follow-on archaeology activity.

    6 - 11 years

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