There’s loads to see and do at Segedunum Roman Fort this October. Whether you want to get into the spooky spirit for a Halloween dig or a guided tour of the site, there’s something for everyone at the Fort.
Segedunum is a major site on Hadrian’s Wall. It is the most excavated fort along the Wall with surviving foundations of many buildings and part of the Wall itself. There is a large interactive museum plus full-scale reconstructions of a bath house and a section of Wall. The 35 metre high viewing tower provides outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.
Monday 26 October
Hubble, Bubble, Bones and Trouble
11am – 3pm
Get in the spooky spirit for Halloween with scary Roman tales from the Moss Troopers, dig up bones in the indoor dig, cast spells and make your own gory sword.
Friday 30 October
Get in the spooky spirit for Halloween! Dig up bones in the indoor dig, cast spells, make your own gory sword and a Box of Fears!
Saturday 3 October
Talk: Hospitals of Newcastle
This talk delivered by Prof Reg Hall is about the history of the hospitals and health care in Newcastle upon Tyne. With the Friends of Segedunum. £2 non-members.
Sunday 4 October
Age friendly museum day
During museum opening hours
Are you over 55 years of age? The over 55s get free entry to the museum all day. Just mention ‘Age Friendly Museums Day’ at the welcome desk. There is a free talk and guided tour of the site and museum at 11am. Spaces are limited for the talk & tour – booking is essential. (0191) 277 2297 to book tour.
Tuesday 13 October
Talk: Magna Carta: The Cornerstone of English Liberty?
The first of two events by the Battlefield Trust on the Magna Carta and the legacy of the Battle of Agincourt. £5. Book (0191) 278 4217
Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
Open – Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
2015-16 admission prices at Segedunum (currently £1 discount on admission due to the closure of the Roman bath house for maintenance)
Adults: £5.50 ▪ Concessions: £3.50 ▪ Children (16 and under): Free▪ Adult season ticket: £11.00▪ Concession season ticket: £7.00
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