CBA Members Weekend 2017 - Newcastle
Andante Travels is pleased to present this weekend in Newcastle, in collaboration with the Council for British Archaeology. Beginning at the Great Northern Museum, with privileged access to the galleries after hours, the weekend will take in a number of the familiar and not so familiar heritage sites in the region. The remains of some of the military features of the east end of Hadrian’s Wall will be visited as well as medieval and industrial sites in the city itself. The highlight of the weekend, however, will be a presentation by Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp, the eminent Anglo-Saxon specialist, who will present to members the Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon farm village and Bede Museum – a rare opportunity to hear from her about this most important period in British history.
We gather in the afternoon for registration at the Great Northern Museum (GNM), followed by a tour with a city Blue Badge guide around the historic centre of Newcastle. In the evening, there will be a reception at the GNM, with special access to the museum’s galleries.
A quick journey on the Newcastle metro to Wallsend to visit Segedunum, the remains of the Roman fort at the east end of Hadrian’s Wall. There will be an opportunity to visit the reconstructed bath house there.
After a picnic lunch, we will continue our metro journey to the Ouseburn tunnel, a 19th century wagonway that passes under the town from Town Moor to the Tyne. Our guide will be Clive Goodwin, who leads the programme of tours and manages the volunteer guides. Later there will be an opportunity to visit the medieval castle, part of the fortress which gave the city its name. In the evening, we have a buffet dinner with an accompanying lecture by a leading archaeologist.
In the morning, by coach, we will visit the Arbeia Roman Fort and museum. The displays include reconstructions of parts of the fort defences, including one of its main gates.
In the afternoon after a picnic lunch, as a special event, we will be joined by the eminent archaeologist Prof. Dame Rosemary Cramp, who will give us a virtuoso tour around St Paul’s church at Jarrow Hall and talk to us about the Bede exhibitions.
The tour will then disperse.
Members should arrange their own accommodation.
Reception at the Great Northern Museum and after hours access to galleries
Entry to all sites listed in programme
Picnic lunches and an evening buffet
Expert Guides and Professional Tour Manager
Local Transport to non-city sites by air conditioned coach