Hadrian's Wall Country
Segedunum Roman Fort

Segedunum Roman Fort

Built around 3 years after construction had begun on the Wall, Segedunum was used to protect the eastern end of the Wall from the 'Barbarians' in the North. The Fort was home to 300 Roman soldiers due to the fact that it was considered to be one of the most important parts of the frontier.

Segedunum is the most completely excavated Fort on Hadrian's Wall and the museum located there houses many of the original artifacts discovered by the archaeologists in times gone by. The site also contains reconstructions of a Roman bath house, a barrack block and a piece of the Wall alongside an 80 meter long stretch of the original Hadrian's Wall.

The museum is perfect for families, as the interactive displays and exhibits help make children feel as if they are really back in Roman Britain. A 35 meter high viewing tower also provides visitors with a way of seeing across the entire site.