Arbeia Roman Fort And Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort And Museum
Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE33 2BB
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Barrack block

The barrack block is the last of our three Roman reconstructed buildings and was built using traditional Roman techniques from the 3rd century. Soldiers usually lived eight to an apartment and you can have a glimpse at their living quarters on entering the block. Some of their weaponry is also displayed including…

Fri 26 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

…and 54 more dates until 21 Jul

Commanding Officer's House

The 4th century Commanding Officer's house has been partially rebuilt and includes some of the original foundations and floor. See how the Commanding Officer lived and entertained guests. Explore the rooms he would sleep and eat in and see the magnificent palisade, summer dining room and fresco paintings that adorn the…

Fri 26 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

…and 54 more dates until 21 Jul

Crafty Romans - Dragon Kites and Roman Standards

Construct your own Roman Cavalry standard with a dragon's head and flowing body. Then assume the role of a draconarius (the bearer of the draco military standard) to charge around the fort. There is also a relaxed session available for families with additional needs - more details. 12pm - 3pm Free entry…

Thu 1 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 456 1369

Crafty Romans: Dragon Kites and Roman Standards - the relaxed session

Construct your own Roman Cavalry standard with a dragon's head and flowing body. Then assume the role of a draconarius (the bearer of the draco military standard) to charge around the fort. Relaxed session – 10.30am – 11.30am £2 per child, booking essential A relaxed family fun craft session for families with…

Thu 1 Jun

£2 / 0191 456 1369

Festival of Archaeology - make a mosaic

Come join us on… for a creative and colourful workshop where children will have the opportunity to design and make their very own mosaic coaster. We will be taking our inspiration from the objects on display in the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition and in particular the Roman Cavalry Shields which would have been used. The…

Thu 27 Jul

£4.50 / 0191 456 1369

Hadrian's Cavalry

Taking place from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 10 September 2017, Hadrian’s Cavalry explores the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces in a unique wall-wide exhibition that stretches the full 150 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site area – from Maryport in the west to South Shields in the…

Fri 26 May

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

…and 105 more dates until 10 Sep

How Times Flies

HandMade Theatre presents, How Time Flies, an original and quirky show inspired by the wonderful and intriguing world of archaeology. Join the eccentric team of archaeologists inside their beautiful field tent, as they guide you through a dig to find long lost artefacts. Help them to uncover the hidden truth behind an…

Fri 23 Jun

£6 / 0191 456 1369

Proms at the Fort

1pm - 4pm Free entry Donations are welcome. Enjoy a musical afternoon with South Tyneside Orchestra. Bask among the enigmatic remains and reconstructions of this ancient site and watch the orchestra perform in front our magnificent Westgate. It's a good idea to bring your picnic and blanket too.

Sun 11 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 456 1369

Rock the Romans III

1pm - 4pm Free, but a donation is welcome Please note that this event is weather permitting; if you are travelling to this event we recommend that you call the museum ahead on (0191) 277 1410. Local band, Rivelino are back by popular demand following their successful gig at Arbeia in June 2016. Kick back among…

Sun 18 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 456 1369

Roman garden

See the gardens and touch, smell and see the plants and herbs that were used by the Romans for cooking, medicine and decoration. The herb garden is in full bloom through spring and summer and we keep it maintained while the Fort is closed to the public.

Fri 26 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

…and 54 more dates until 21 Jul

Set in Stone Gallery

Arbeia holds one of the finest collections of Roman finds along Hadrian's Wall and nearly all were discovered in and around the Fort from excavations that have taken place over the years. Set in Stone delves deeper into the lives of those who lived and worked at the Fort as well as those who helped build it in AD…

Fri 26 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

…and 54 more dates until 21 Jul

West Gate

The imposing West Gate is one of the first things you notice walking up to Arbeia. The iconic building has been reconstructed using research that was undertaken following excavations at Arbeia. It stands where it once would've been during the Roman occupation of Britain. Walk inside the towers and you'll discover…

Fri 26 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sat 27 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

Sun 28 May

Free / 0191 456 1369

…and 54 more dates until 21 Jul

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