Step back in time and immerse yourself in a world where Romans walked the land. Explore the full-scale reconstructions at Arbeia Roman Fort, including the West Gate, the Commanding Officer’s house and a soldier’s barrack block. As an important archaeological site, you can gaze in wonder at its amazing collection of unique finds from Roman Britain.
Standing proudly above the entrance to the River Tyne, Arbeia guarded the main sea route to Hadrian’s wall. It was a key military supply base to other forts along the Wall. Founded around AD160, the Fort has had a long and varied history; from the Roman Emperor’s headquarters for the attempted Scottish Invasion to terrifying tales of murder, fires and ancient love stories.
Raising history back from the dead, stories are brought to life through events and displays, including gladiator battles, falconry displays and Roman re-enactments.