Statement from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums: Following new advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close all of our museums and galleries and the archives from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.
This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.
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Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.
Discover what life was like at one of Britain's most important archaeological sites.
Built around AD160, Arbeia Roman Fort once played an essential role in the mighty frontier system of Hadrian's Wall. Based four miles to the east of the Wall's end, it guarded the entrance to the River Tyne and was the military supply base for the 17 forts along the Wall.
Arbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique insight into the every day life of the Roman army, from the soldier in his barrack room to the commander in his luxurious house.
Explore the amazing reconstructions of the West Gate, Commanding Officer's House and Barrack Block, rebuilt where they once stood.
See the latest excavations at this living archaeological site.
Wonder at the best-preserved ringmail suit in Britain and other fascinating finds in the Museum.
Unravel the secrets of the past in the hands-on TimeQuest exhibition.
Enjoy live action events throughout the summer and children's activities during school holidays.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Visit England Code of Practice 2012
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some braille cards.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp / Level Access
- Picnic Site
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - 1
- Delta accepted
- Groups Accepted - Large groups must pre-book.
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 999
- Min group size - 3
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- Indoor Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction - 1
- Family Fun - 1
- Marketed Towards Children
- Marketed Towards Families - 1
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - 1
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A194. Take the A194 to South Shields town centre. Follow road down side of Town hall, at roundabout turn left onto Anderson Road, right at next roundabout onto Ocean Road then 1st left onto Baring Street past the Post Office.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest Metro station is South Shields.