Get involved

There are many ways in which people of all ages can get involved in the life of Segedunum. There are opportunities through classes, activities, volunteering and the Friends' group.

Volunteers

To find out more about volunteering for Tyne & Wear Museums please visit thevolunteering section for more information.

The Friends of Segedunum

The Friends of Segedunum was launched on the 16 July 2003 by TV personality and chair of the Campaign for Museums, Loyd Grossman. The Friends of Segedunum exist to support and encourage interest in the Roman Fort and the history of the area. Benefits of becoming a Friend of the Fort include free entry to the museum and half-price entry for up to 2 guests, 10% discount in the shop, news on Forthcoming events and activities and invitations to previews of the latest exhibitions.

Costs:
A yearly subscription is:
Adults: 12
Concessions (Senior Citizens): 9.50
For more information call (0191) 236 9347 or e-mail us on contactfriendsofsegedunum@fsmail.net

Download the Friends of Segedunum constitution (Word document, 67kb)

The Arbeia Society

The Arbeia Society, which now incorporates the South Shields Archaeological and Historical Society, aims to promote the study of Arbeia and other archaeological sites in the region, including Segedunum. The Society involves its members in archaeological fieldwork, arranges lectures on the Roman Empire, organises day-schools and event days at the Fort, and liaises with other groups to promote re-enactments and reconstructions at Arbeia. It produces an annual journal with articles on the archaeology of the region. Quinta is the re-enactment section of the Arbeia Society. It is a voluntary group which re-enacts the life of the garrison and civilians of third century Arbeia at Roman sites throughout Britain.

By joining The Arbeia Society you will be supporting the excavation work on site and you will also receive:
2 magazines and a journal each year
Up-to-date excavation reports
Admission to the summer lecture programme and conference.
Costs:
Annual Membership is:
Individual: 10.50
Family: 12.00
Concession: 10.00
Associate: 9.50 (associates receive only the publications)
Overseas subscribers: please note an extra charge of 3 (Europe) or 5 (rest of world) is required to cover additional postage costs.

For more information call: (0191) 456 1369
www.arbeiasociety.org.uk

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Rooting through our old picture files again! Here's a corker form the 1970s for #throwbackthursday - does anyone know who is on this, and when exactly is may have been? (The image is Roy Lawson's.)

9:22am 26 Feb 2015

We're currently reducing our entry fee by £1 as we're undergoing some essential maintenance and refurbishment at the moment. Remember - kids under 16 always go free. The reconstructed bath house and the Roman Galley are closed, we're very sorry & hope you can bear with us. Here's a picture from the ROOF of the viewing tower on a sunny day - just because, well, we like it.

1:22pm 25 Feb 2015

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