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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum Part 1

Segedunum is at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall and stands on the banks of the River Tyne. The wall was built by order of the Emperor Hadrian to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the north. Segedunum was the last fort on this mighty frontier system which stretched across Britain from coast to coast.
Segedunum museum opened to the public in 2000 to tell the story of life on Hadrian's Wall and Wallsend during the last 2000 years.
In Part 1 we visit the observation tower and the displays within the museum. In Part 2 we take a look at the remains of the fort and the reconstructed wall, Roman garden and bath house.

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Swan Hunters, once one of the world's biggest shipbuilders!
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Swan Hunters, once one of the world'…
 
Main gates to the museum
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Main gates to the museum
 
The observation tower
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The observation tower
 
Segedunum Museum
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Segedunum Museum
 
Hadrian's Wall Country Information
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Hadrian's Wall Country Information
 
The main entrance
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The main entrance
 
Map of Museum
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Map of Museum
 
First view from the Observation Tower
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First view from the Observation Towe…
 
Looking upriver towards Newcastle
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Looking upriver towards Newcastle
 
Looking west towards the city
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Looking west towards the city
 
Looking north east over Wallsend
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Looking north east over Wallsend
 
The empty shipyards and River Tyne as it flows towards the North Sea
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The empty shipyards and River Tyne a…
 
Who Cares?
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Who Cares?
 
Some of the carers artwork
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Some of the carers artwork
 
More of their artwork
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More of their artwork
 
Carers messages on a Christmas Tree
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Carers messages on a Christmas Tree
 
Industry in Wallsend: Mining
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Industry in Wallsend: Mining
 
Model of staithes
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Model of staithes
 
Chaldron Wagon
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Chaldron Wagon
 
Wallsend Industry: Ship Building
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Wallsend Industry: Ship Building
 
Information about the RRS James Clark Ross
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Information about the RRS James Clar…
 
Information about HMS Comus and the Bermuda Floating Dock
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Information about HMS Comus and the …
 
HMS Comus
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HMS Comus
 
The Burmuda Floating Dock
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The Burmuda Floating Dock
 
Names Set in Stone
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Names Set in Stone
 
Names Set in Stone Exhibition Entrance
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Names Set in Stone Exhibition Entran…
 
Information about the builders of the wall
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Information about the builders of th…
 
Building Stone showing details of who built a certain part of the wall
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Building Stone showing details of wh…
 
Information about the Hadrian's Wall project
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Information about the Hadrian's Wall…
 
Tools that were used to build the wall
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Tools that were used to build the wa…
 
Painting showing the construction of the wall
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Painting showing the construction of…
 
Another Building Stone
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Another Building Stone
 
Explanation of how the work was organised
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Explanation of how the work was orga…
 
How layers in the ground were built up over the years
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How layers in the ground were built …
 
Various levels reconstructed
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Various levels reconstructed
 
From Bronze Age to Modern Times
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From Bronze Age to Modern Times
 
Gate inscription
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Gate inscription
 
Items found on the fort site
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Items found on the fort site
 
Pulleys and Levers
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Pulleys and Levers
 
Roman Technology!
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Roman Technology!
 
How the Romans built a building!
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How the Romans built a building!
 
Rubbish disposal, Roman style!
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Rubbish disposal, Roman style!
 
Workshop Items
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Workshop Items
 
Dress like the Romans did!
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Dress like the Romans did!
 
Second Century Cavalryman
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Second Century Cavalryman
 
Cavalryman's Horse
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Cavalryman's Horse
 
Cavalryman's Living Quarters
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Cavalryman's Living Quarters