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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Historic Site

Baring Street
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2BB

Tel: +44 01914 561369

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Arbeia

Discover what life was like at one of Britain's most important archaeological sites.

Built around AD160, Arbeia Roman Fort once played an essential role in the mighty frontier system of Hadrian's Wall. Based four miles to the east of the Wall's end, it guarded the entrance to the River Tyne and was the military supply base for the 17 forts along the Wall.

Arbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique insight into the every day life of the Roman army, from the soldier in his barrack room to the commander in his luxurious house.

Explore the amazing reconstructions of the West Gate, Commanding Officer's House and Barrack Block, rebuilt where they once stood.

See the latest excavations at this living archaeological site.

Wonder at the best-preserved ringmail suit in Britain and other fascinating finds in the Museum.

Unravel the secrets of the past in the hands-on TimeQuest exhibition.

Enjoy live action events throughout the summer and children's activities during school holidays.

Awards

  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum (01/01/2015 - 29/09/2015)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday14:0017:00

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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