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“First class preservation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Segedunum

Segedunum
Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR, England
+44 191 236 9347
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Wallsend
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“First class preservation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The remains are very well conserved and easily accessible.. The viewing tower is incredible but I do wonder how much this must have cost- and how much tax payers money. The videos are instructive and worth a visit especially on a rainy day. It's a good morning out with the kids and a significant site at the eastern end of the wall. We appreciate the work that has gone into the conservation and it must be a great resource for local schools. Not much to do associated with the site and a dearth of restaurants nearby for lunch.

Visited January 2013
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Rimini, Italia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I went to Newcastle just to visit the Adrian Wall and theyr ancient buildings. Segedunum was a very nice surprice: very nice museum with videos, recreations and illustrations where you can learn about the history of romans in England and how romans lived in uk.
There's also a recreation of a section of the wall just outside the site and a recreation of "bagni" roman bathroom with calidarium, frigidarium and tiepidarium. Very very interesting.
From the tower of the museum you can see the entire storic site with a interesting backgroung of the river Tyne and the Newcastle's countryside.
Very polite personnen, possibility of multilanguage audioguiden at the reception (english, italian, german, spanish, french and, i think, also other language, but i don't remember).
Bathrooms and cafè are available for visitors.
I absolutly suggest it

Visited February 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“A local museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The visitors center was fairly interesting with Roman clothes to try on for kids and plenty to see from archaeology digs. I was a little disappointed that the Roman baths were not available to use!!

Visited July 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“The school children were spellbound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This isn't the place to see the best preserved section of Hadrian's Wall or a Roman fort; the foundations of both are level to the ground. Even so, my husband and I felt that the stop was worth our time and admission ticket. The ninth floor of the viewing tower (reached by elevator, thankfully), is a good place to start, as the video program there explains the three historical periods of development at that location. Effort has gone into making this museum interesting to elementary school-aged children. It is a very interactive--giving them the chance to see, hear, touch and even try on costumes from the Roman era. The day we visited the reconstructed bath a "Roman soldier" held a class of school children spellbound with his explanations of Roman life.

Visited November 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Uninteresting, not worth it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

I have visited here a couple of times, mostly due to other people wanting to visit not myself.

The biggest problem here is that it is uninteresting, there's not much to see or do, there's a tiny museum and then some ruins to walk around but that's about it. I don't think it will keep kids entertained.

It's not worth the effort traveling there, very disappointing. I suggest they add more to the museum and make it bigger and have more to hold people's attention. The place was spotlessly clean when I visited though and had there been more to do I would have enjoyed it.

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