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Buddle St. | Wallsend. Should be in North Shields closer, Newcastle upon Tyne NE28 6HR, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I had missed out on the Roman Fort & Museum, when I walked Hadrian's Wall, eight years ago - this time, prior to walking The Wall again, I went early to Wallsend to take in what I hoped would be a well-rounded and thought-provoking Roman experience. what a disappointment - out of the tens of thousands of Roman artefacts that... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very very helpful staff. Could double as a tourist information as well. Staff looked after our gear as we looked around plus checked the net for any information required. Site and museum well laid out and informative. Great café as well.

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Surrey, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Easy train ride from the cruise port outside of Newcastle. Very, very well done, highly interactive (your kids especially will love it!) museum and history of Hadrian's Wall and Roman Times in northern England. There is an admission charge, but it's really reasonable, and well worth it.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited here over the bank holiday and were impressed. Kids under 16 are free and I think it's about 6 quid for adults. The site hosts the skeleton of a Roman fort and a rebuilt baths house, along with a museum which covers the history of Wallsend from Hadrian's wall, to ship building, via the industrial revolution. The museum... More

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Sussex, England
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325 reviews 325 reviews
69 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I don't know what it is about the presentation of Segedunum, but it felt quite arid. It should be good. It has a tall tower which allows you to see the site from above, and a very reasonable museum. But somehow it lacks resonance - perhaps because most of the walls have completely disappeared. The best thing is the bath... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A good way to start hadrians wall walk. Plus the first stamping station along the route. The tower gives an amazing view of the Roman remains.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

An ok museum - although I thought the insistence on welding together Roman history and Victorian shipbuilding more than a little odd. The Backworth silver "hoard" was a couple of bits and pieces not particularly well displayed, e.g. No blown up photos or magnifying glasses for close up views (although there was a video on a loop). Felt like a... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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809 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located slightly outside the city of Newcastle, to the archaeological site is quite simple through underground connections leading to the station just a few meters from the entrance. The area to visit is fairly large, I think that it takes a little bit more than 2 hours to visit it all. The tour begins from the interesting museum here you... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

It is a shame that this place closes at 4 on a Sunday when lots of people finish walking the wall on this day. On the day we visited that were about 20 or more who finished walking and arrived around 3 pm to be told, very sharply that the place was closing at 4! We managed to get a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

there wasnt much to do see or do, ground with some stones from the roman times and a vewing booth aswell as a short vdeo to watch but thats it really, ok to kill some time with, but not worth the money, ok if it was free.

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