Posts by venue: Archaeology

The Lead Shrine

Keeper of Archaeology, Alex Croom takes an in-depth look at the Lead Shrine, on display at Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum. This lead shrine from Wallsend Roman Fort is one of only three in Britain that still retain its central… Read more

Opening Segedunum – a recollection

By Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes and Collections 20 years ago this month, we opened Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum to the public. It’s a cliché – but to me it feels like yesterday! At the time of its… Read more

The Victor Tombstone

Keeper of Archaeology, Alex Croom takes an in-depth look at the Victor tombstone, on display at Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort. To read Alex’s accompanying piece about the Regina tombstone, click here. This is the tombstone of Victor the Moor… Read more

John Collingwood Bruce – A Victorian Champion of Hadrian’s Wall and more…

In my role as Librarian at the Great North Museum: Hancock Library I regularly come across the name of John Collingwood Bruce (1805 – 1892). I decided to investigate his story, which provides a fascinating tale of a Newcastle man whose life spanned the majority… Read more

My visit to Iraq, 2019, by Andrew Parkin, keeper of archaeology

With the temporary closure of the Great North Museum: Hancock due to Covid-19, visitors cannot physically access our current exhibition Ancient Iraq: new discoveries, which highlights some amazing archaeological stories from that country.  As a museum curator I was lucky enough to visit… Read more