Posts by venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

The Mackreths and Thunder Thursday 1837-style

The artist Harriet Mackreth lived with her family at 3 High Swinburne Place in Newcastle, just off Westgate Road. The house held her parents, her two older sisters and her brother, while the 1841 census also mentions two female servants… Read more

H. F. S. Mackreth

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 painter of the original portrait used as the base for the published engraving,… Read more

The Training Ship “Wellesley” at North Shields 1868-1914

Recently I curated an exhibition about the Training Ship Wellesley for Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, School Ship on the Tyne – The Training Ship Wellesley at North Shields 1868 – 1914. The exhibition was timed to mark the centenary… Read more

A Roman Mobile Device, a 21st Century Chariot, some Snazzy Shoes and two Iconic Lumps

I’ve been exploring TWAM’s collections and have found some interesting and surprising things. This is one of the highlights of our Archaeology collection and is on display at Segedunum in Wallsend:- It’s a portable Roman shrine about the same size… Read more

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

All the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums bloggers would like to wish our readers a merry Christmas and happy new year! We will be taking a short break over the festive season but return in January with more new… Read more