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Segedunum

Buddle St. | Wallsend. Should be in North Shields closer, Newcastle upon Tyne NE28 6HR, England
44-191-295-5757
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Romantic Roman ruins... from my roots the foundations beneath my families home... a lady was found buried with treasure... and my memory of the ships in dock being built is held forever.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Good views of Wallsend, traditional northern food at the cafe and lovely mock roman house. A very interactive museum, maybe better for younger children but overall a good afternoon out.

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Canada
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31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We started our walk along Hadrian's Wall at Segedunum and found the museum quite interesting, but not as many artifacts as I thought there would have been given that we are right on the site of the fort. The excavation with signage was wonderfully detailed.

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The museum here is in the canteen that used to be used by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders so that makes the visit more interesting as the site of Swan Hunter is still largely derelict and unused which is very sad.There are good views of the river and the museum not only explained the Roman site but how the area prospered through... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I visited this Fort on the same day as Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields - too much walking in one day, but well worth it. Shame the Bathhouse was closed (parts falling down apparently) but our tickets were discounted. Lovely reception staff and shop had lots of interesting Roman stuff. Viewing tower was excellent to gain... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sister site to Arbeia (also definitely worth a visit) and obviously staffed by the same kind of guys, really passionate about history and their site, with a wealth of knowledge developed over time. The musem itself has lots of artefact from around the site, displayed sensitively, including some stuff about the history of the local area. Unfortunately, the reconstructed bathhouse... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

With up to date shops and surrounding areas. Built in 1966 it was becoming run down. With money being well spent it is a nice place to shop now.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Didn't open till 10am. A bit late for people starting the walk.. We could see quite a lot through the fence though.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Interesting site, with a great viewpoint high above the ruins. If you are interested in history/archaeology, its worth visiting, but be aware that the reconstructed bath house is closed at the moment for restoration work. Very good exhibit inside the centre which also includes the development of ship building in the area! Food at the cafe is excellent!

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Perth, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Segedunum during June 2014, unfortunately when we visited the bath house was closed for renovations but the rest of the museum was great. It is generally quite a modest set up, a large archeological site, museum including both roman and more recent local history and a great restaurant with substantial meals served by lovely staff. Definitely a recommendation... More

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