Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

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Address: Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
Phone Number: 0191 456 1369
Website: Visit the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum website.
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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is the remains of a Roman Fort built around 160AD, a museum and some reconstructions of Roman buildings.

Located in South Shields, 4 miles from the end of Hadrian’s wall the Fort was used for garrisoning troops and supplying other forts along Hadrian’s wall and also had a civilian settlement around it. Artefacts excavated from the fort and civilian settlement are on display in the museum and include such items as jewellery, military equipment, coins and pottery.

The gateway, a Commanding Officer’s house and a barrack block, that would have been a part of the fort, have also been reconstructed and decorated in keeping so you can see how they would have looked. They have also recreated a Roman garden growing herbs and plants that would have been grown in the period.

  • Free car parking.
  • Gift shop selling souvenirs plus cold drinks and snacks.
  • Vending machine with hot drinks.
  • Picnic area.

Opening Times:

  • From 1st April to 1st October 2017
  • Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
  • After 1st October 2017 it will be closed other than to pre-booked groups and schools only until 31st March 2018

Ticket Prices:

  • Free admission

Prices and opening hours correct as at September 2017.


Before you start your journey to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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