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Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2BB

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Summary

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.

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Information on Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum , Baring Street , South Shields

Opening Times: Closed for winter season until 31 Mar 19, except for groups/schools by prior arrangement.
Admission: Free.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Near town centre 10-15 minutes walk from metro and bus.
Facilities: Coaches welcome (free parking nearby), Disabled access - please check prior to visit as some areas may not be accessible, Free parking nearby, Gift shop, Guided tours for groups, Picnic area, Refreshments
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