A free firework display on the banks of the River Tyne will be held at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend, the site of the old Swan Hunter shipyard offices on Bonfire night, Thursday 5 November.
Admission to Segedunum is free, with donations welcome, from 4pm, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about the Roman way of life along Hadrian’s Wall, before heading outside to see the sky light up with the display beginning at 6.30pm.
The ancient ruins and the iconic location provide a stunning backdrop to what is always a spectacular display of fireworks.
Geoff Woodward, manager of North Tyneside museums, says: “It’s our ninth annual fireworks display this year at Segedunum, so we’ve become a fixture in the North Tyneside calendar with more people coming every year. Last year we had over 12,000 people so we’re hoping even more people come this year.”
Illies café @ Segedunum will be open for home cooked food in the café which has panoramic views up the River Tyne.
The public car park will be closed from 3pm, with very limited parking available at Segedunum Business Centre. Visitors are advised to park elsewhere or use public transport.
WHERE & WHEN
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum
Thursday 5th November – 6:30pm
Segedunum is a short five minute walk from Wallsend metro station. For more information please visit: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk or call (0191) 278 4217.
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