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The youngest ever known Roman medic of the Roman Empire was Anucius Ingenuus, the 'medicus ordinarius' (doctor in charge of the health of the fort's soldiers and the hospital) to the 1st cohort of Tungrians at Housesteads Roman Fort (Hadrian's Wall) . Here is his tombstone in our Hadrian's Wall gallery.

11:20am 30 Sep 2014

Did you experience Katie Paterson's artwork Second Moon' - in an exhibition, at an event, or through using the Second Moon' App? Please - we'd love to hear your thoughts/experiences with us? Please click on this link to go to the online questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vYxoGzOx8bDets46spCWFNK7V-uXm2R0wBSIFDdryA0/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

'Second Moon' Questionnaire
Second Moon' is an artwork by Katie Paterson. It tracks the journey of a small moon fragment as it circled the Earth on a year long man-made orbit via commercial airfreight, from September 2013-September 2014. Second Moon' was commissioned by Locus+ in partnership with Newcastle University and Tyn…

4:40pm 29 Sep 2014



A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.

The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.


the name's Bond…. James Bond

25 Sep 2014

On the morning of 17 February 1952 Ian Fleming started writing what would become his first book “Casino Royale” at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica.

H. F. S. Mackreth

19 Sep 2014

Whilst I was researching the picture of John Hodgson for the Wall Face exhibition (on display at Segedunum Roman Fort) I was interested to find out that the…