Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Museum Gallery
Disabled Access
Parking Available
Guided Tours
West Gate, Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
West Gate, Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
West Gate, Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
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Arbeia Roman Fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.

Where is Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum located?

Arbeia is situated in the seaside town of South Shields, on Baring Street, about 10-minutes' walk from buses and Metro, and about 20 minutes from the Tyne pedestrian ferry. There is free parking outside the museum and access is on the level.

What is the history of Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum to the present day?

Arbeia has the best Roman reconstructed buildings in the country, with the West Gate, the Commanding Officer's house and the barrack block. It has a mock-up archaeological excavation facility for schools.

What is there to see and do at Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum?

There is a small museum with a stone gallery and a small finds gallery. On site, there is the layout of the granaries, and the three reconstructed buildings. The West Gate gives an excellent panoramic view of the site and the surrounding area.

Other Information

See website for opening times.

Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Closed for winter season until 31 Mar 19, except for groups/schools by prior arrangement.
Price Details: Free.

Arrival information & directions

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, South ShieldsNE33 2BB, United Kingdom

Near town centre 10-15 minutes walk from metro and bus.


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