Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


Inside the reconstructed West Gate visitors can learn more about the history of the site, from the Stone Age to the Roman occupation through to the present day. Explore the excavations and visit the museum to take a look at some of the fascinating site finds including weapons and jewellery. Discover how the Romans buried their dead and see original Roman tombstones. Become an archaeologist for the day in Time Quest (admission fee) and discover how the experts unravel the secrets of the past. Find out about Roman military life when you step inside the reconstructed Commanding Officer


Contact Information

Baring Street
South Shields
NE33 2BB
  0191 2771410
  Visit the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Most of site accessible to disabled
Opening Times : Apr 1 - Oct 31 Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm, please see website for up-to-date opening times.
Last Admission : Last admissions: half an hour before closing.
Admission Prices : Free entry, some events may charge.

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