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…

…and 55 more dates until 19 Apr

Cancelled: Gladiator Swords & Shields

This event is cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment caused. Come and prepare for battle by designing and making your own sword and shield that would be fit for only the very finest fighter. Did you know - the word 'Gladiator' means a swordsman and originates from the Latin word for sword - gladius?

Thu 23 Feb

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…

…and 55 more dates until 19 Apr

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…

Sat 8 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Sun 9 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Mon 10 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

…and 153 more dates until 10 Sep

Just what the doctor ordered

Food is and always will be close to our hearts and stomachs! Ever wondered what our ancestors from Ancient Rome ate. Taste the wovers of the Empire with Flavius Crispus, a merchant attempting to sell his fine wares to the people of Arbeia. From the far flung corners of the Roman world, he dares you try dormice and garum.

Thu 20 Apr

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.

…and 55 more dates until 19 Apr

Roman Spring Festival

Everybody loves a festival and the Romans were no exception. So we've teamed up with Time and Tide events to celebrate everything from 'Veneralia' (the festival of Venus Verticordia - goddess of love and marriage) to Cerialia (the festival and games in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture and fertility) over the…

Sat 15 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Sun 16 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

Mon 17 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 0191 456 1369

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…

…and 55 more dates until 19 Apr

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…

Tue 21 Feb

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Thu 23 Feb

…and 55 more dates until 19 Apr

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