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Arbeia

About

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.

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Guide Prices

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

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - 1

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some braille cards.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - 1

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Large groups must pre-book.
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 3
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun - 1
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families - 1
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - 1

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A194. Take the A194 to South Shields town centre. Follow road down side of Town hall, at roundabout turn left onto Anderson Road, right at next roundabout onto Ocean Road then 1st left onto Baring Street past the Post Office.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Metro station is South Shields.

Awards

  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum (1 Jan 2015 - 29 Sept 2015)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday14:0017:00

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Sunday, 29th March 2015 - Wednesday, 30th September 2015

Permanent Displays at Arbeia Roman Fort
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