Segedunum Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) Reviews
Newest Review: ... have argued that the emphasis on physical and visual involvement has come at the expense of intellectual stimulation – but then I doubt if bored children ever really learn anything from peering silently into glass. That said there are some touches that can surely be appreciated by more sophisticated adult minds and traditionalists alike. The central area, built to resemble the original fort, has a number of interesting exhibits including a collection of rounded stones once used as defensive missiles and the only stone toilet seat from Roman Britain. A scale model stands in the centre of the room offering fully narrated virtual rea... more
Customer Segedunum Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) Reviews (2)
by - written on 11/11/02, updated on 11/11/02 (Very useful, 211 readings)
From the south shore of the Solway Firth in the west to the banks of the River Tyne in the east, Hadrian's Wall snakes across the high ground of three counties in a 73-mile sweep along the frontier of the Roman Empire. For three hundred years the garrison at Segedunum, strategically positioned on a wide bend in the River Tyne as it swept past the fort at Arbeia and out into the North Sea at the very edge of the Empire, guarded the last outpost of the Wall from the barbarians on the other side. SEGEDUNUM TODAY One thousand six hundred years after the Roman withdrawal from Britain, the Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum now occupies an old ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/02/02, updated on 20/02/02 (Very useful, 122 readings)
For any of you who are even remotely interested in things historical, archaeological, Roman or Geordie the name Segedunum will probably seem somehow familiar to you. This is hardly surprising given how high profile the development was and the number of TV programmes and magazine articles it has appeared it over the past couple of years! For those of you none the wiser, Segedunum is the site of the most easterly fort of Hadrian's Wall, recently developed into a multi-million pound museum and visitor attraction at the appropriately named Wallsend. After five months of living in Newcastle, I eventually found the time to take a trip out there last weekend. ... Read the complete review
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