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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields

Categories: Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is located in South Shields. Arrange your visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in South Shields using our South Shields vacation planner.
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  • I have just been to the roman fort it's actually, not far from where i live though i have only been there a few times. But each time with a good imagination you could step back in time. When you go in...  read more »
  • The original foundation to the fort are interesting, the main gate house has been reconstructed and it looks very impressive. It is also the end of the 174 mile Hadrian's Wall Cycle Route so a welcome...  read more »
  • The Roman Fort in Shields is part reconstruction / part ruin. The gatehouse has been rebuilt as has some of the barracks and roman rooms. It may not be one of the purists but it is ideal for children ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Fantastic site well worth the time
  • Although it is NOT very well sign posted it is worth getting here. The reconstructed gates, barrack block and commanding officers quarters are excellent. There are some superb models and very interesting exhibits in the small on site museum. Entry is free but you can make donation if you wish. There are only two gentlemen looking after the site but they are very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.
  • Best Roman archaeological site around the area. Don't miss out on this. If you can get here in the summer on one of their event days you will love it!
  • Would love to visit it someday
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