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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • excellent if you want to learn about roman empire in the ist century in the north east of england could do with more for kids 
  • We’ve often wondered what Arbeia Roman Fort, a Unesco World Heritage site is all about so we decided to check it out. Firstly the positives. 1. NO ADDMSSSION CHARGES! 2. Lots of free on street car par...  more »
  • A rare free attraction with wide open spaces for the kids to run off energy and act out their Roman adventures. Toilets and a warm place to shelter on cold days. Friendly staff and a warm welcome. 
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  • Fun, free day out. Staff are very knowledgeable, and really nice to see reconstructions of buildings and forts from the Roman era
  • Took our Scout Group here. Fantastic place for a free educational visit.
  • The Roman Fort, known as Arbeia, is well worth a visit to such a distinctive archeological site. Try not to view the modern surroundings and imagine the commanding panoramic view it would have had of the sea approaches, the river and surrounding countryside nearly 2000 years ago.
  • One of the fort's gates reconstructed. Quite a sight, to be sure. Plus there is a museum of finds from this site.
  • Well worth the trip. Lots to see and its Free entry :)