Discover how Hadrian's Wall was built at the exhibition from 9th April until 1st October at Segedunum Roman Fort as part of the Hadrian 1900 festival.
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 6HR
Tel: 0191 278 4217
This exhibition will explore who built Hadrian’s Wall and how, and consider the substantial practical and logistical challenges involved. It will also focus on the revealing evidence from the impressive 80 metre stretch of Wall remains at Segedunum.
In AD122, Emperor Hadrian visited Britain and ordered a wall to be built. This exhibition explores how this command was actually carried out on the ground.
Where did they get the stone? What tools did they use? How did they transport everything? How did they cross rivers and streams?
Many details of the design of the Wall varied over its great length. This exhibition mainly looks at the section of Wall between Wallsend and the original end of the Wall in Newcastle. It includes ground-breaking new research from the excavation of the section of Wall just outside the fort at Wallsend, including how water was supplied to the fort and bath-house, and the original appearance of the fort’s west gate.
The exhibition will run as part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Anniversary Festival taking place this year across sites along the wall. Running from 9th April until 1st October 2022.