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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

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Second visit here

It is several years since my last visit and I still enjoyed my return here. As a free museum it is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bdon257
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Not to be missed

We visited here in the summer and it is an amazing place. You really get a feel for the size of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JMJAE
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Cheshire
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All reviews hadrian's wall reconstructed buildings well worth a visit residential area free entry middle of a housing estate commanders quarters herb garden free attraction on site fascinating place metro station gift shop few hours couple of hours little gem all ages
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is several years since my last visit and I still enjoyed my return here. As a free museum it is a really worthwhile place to spend an hour. Locally found artefacts and an overview of the Roman Wall and occupation are on display in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in the summer and it is an amazing place. You really get a feel for the size of the original fort and you can go into the reconstructed Governor's house, soldiers barracks and gatehouse. There is a small museum attached and entry...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Thank you for your review. Jack is indeed an asset to us and a very enthusiastic member of staff. All our staff are knowledgeable and proud of the site and museum. I'll make sure Jack gets to see this. I do hope you'll get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited dozens of sites along Hadrian's wall. This was the last in the North. Each site had its own speciality. The reconstruction of the south gate of this port fort really brought it home how much the Romans had done. Realizing the size...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Arbeia. It's fantastic to hear that you appreciated the full scale reconstructions so much; the West Gate turned 30 this year and all of the buildings were recreated following years...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

A surprise visit to something we hadn't realised existed! Enjoyed very much - free to get in so a good family trip. Wont take up too much time but interestingMore

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort. It's great that you discovered Arbeia - we do have a summer programme of events like gladiator displays and music/crafts so i do hope you'll visit us again....More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Many years ago I was involved with excavations at Arbeia. Recently I was talking to friends about the site and decided to re-visit. Arbeia has several replica buildings to explore. It's recreation of the gate house is interesting and well kept, the commanders house is...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello Chris Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it must be quite exciting to come and see objects on display that you remember being found. The West Gate reconstruction has just undergone essential maintenance; it was also 30 this year. Geoff...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

I hadnt been here for many years - and the amazing work on the site really brings it to life - recreating the living conditions of the Roman officers, lots of relics well maintained and described - even in Brail. Only suggestion - maybe have...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort. We'll certainly take on board your suggestions. Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Arbeia Roman Fort was excavated in 1875 but covered over and houses built on it. It was later excavated again. You can see many artefacts like jewellery, tools, altars and headstones. There is a reconstructed Commanding Officer’s house and a replica three story West Gate...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort. I do hope you'll visit us again, and that you enjoyed our local view! Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2018

we visited with our teenage son we hadnt taken him for years - was very interesting - yes lots to read but kept everyones attention. Staff very friendly. Very interesting place would definitely recommend visiting.More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort. It's great that you re-discovered Arbeia! We do have a summer programme of events like gladiator displays and music/crafts so i do hope you'll visit us again. Thanks...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Came here with my daughter and there is loads of history to see, plenty of things to read and to do. A little shop. Toilets are on site. Guides are there to help you with some historical information. Worth a look.

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TyneandWearMuseums, General Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hello Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Arbeia, I do hope you'll visit us again. Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent well presented museum and site. Well worth spending time to explore. Gives an very good insight into Roman life in South Shields.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, we are very proud of the museum, site and reconstructions! Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

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Anne W
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plenty of street parking in the area
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Response from CJIOHJM | Reviewed this property |
The North of England has so many places of interest to visit along the entire length of Hadrian's Wall. Not all are open out of season, but further details on the range of places to visit can be found if you google... More
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The site is mostly/partially accessible to users of a mobility scooter most parts can be seen but there are parts that are not accessible
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