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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Baring Street, South Shields NE33 2BB, England
+44 191 456 1369
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This is a magnificent historic site.

It is perhaps shameful to admit, but I had never heard of the Arbeia Roman Fort, or even knew that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Very impressed

Our first visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum and we weren’t disappointed, we had only seen... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LuluDol
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Brisbane, Australia
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Baring Street, South Shields NE33 2BB, England
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"hadrian's wall"
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"reconstructed buildings"
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"middle of a housing estate"
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"residential area"
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"herb garden"
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"fascinating place"
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"free attraction"
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"on site"
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"step back in time"
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"metro station"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is perhaps shameful to admit, but I had never heard of the Arbeia Roman Fort, or even knew that such a magnificent site existed in South Shields. Everything about it is top class, and although they have built simulations of the gatehouse and some...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum and we weren’t disappointed, we had only seen pamphlets advertising the site and had never got around to visiting. We were very impressed by the reconstructed Commanders quarters and the Gateway. The museum was also really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not just a Roman camp, this has a reconstructed gate, barracks & commander's house, as well as the remains of huge granaries, strongroom, walls, w/c & kilns. Brilliantly done, with some great models & displays explaining the thinking behind the reconstructions. Museum is just 2...More

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

Hello Thank you so much for your review - this is great to hear we are very proud of Arbeia. It has a fantastic story to tell and is very significant historical place. Can you believe the West Gate construction is 30 years old! I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fine site, much enhanced by the Roman buildings constructed within its limits. Firstly there is the reconstructed gatehouse, replicating the original as much as possible from records and excavations which exist. It may not be wholly accurate (how would we ever know)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum on site, but it is very informative, and has great artifacts. Good way to get started on Hadrian's Wall. Amazing walking around the ruins, and it all comes to life when you get to the reconstructed Roman villa. Immediately outside the ancient site...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jan Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Arbeia. I'm really glad the ruins, museum & reconstructions made you feel that way - that's what we aim for, to really bring the past alive and get you thinking about the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We spent a lovely couple of hours in the rain and mist exploring this wonderful place. I was not prepared for the spectacle that is the commanding officer's house... We wanted to move in. The museum is fascinating. I think that my favourite piece in...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

You need to be brave enough to follow the signs as they take you into a residential area. Then suddenly it appears, roman ruins surrounded by terraced housing. You can freely wander around the small site and enjoy the view from the Gate tower, where...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly, it’s free! Run by the council, has toilets and an inside exhibition. But... it’s the outside that’s overwhelming- Roman remains and reconstructed towers and apartments. It’s probably only an hour’s visit but it is truly mind blowing to see what the Romans were capable...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A fascinating place, displaying the remains of a Roman villa. There is so much to see here outside as well as a museum which houses some fantastic artiefatcs. We were lucky enough to meet one of the members of staff who participate in the reenactments...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Thank you very much for leaving a review. What a great way to start our new season with feedback like this! I hope you will visit us again, we have a great summer events programme lined up. Geoff woodward Museum Manager

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant field trip for schools and a good tourist attraction. Love the history n this place

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WineTraveller
22 September 2017|
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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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Miriam R
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Response from mk1Dublin_Ireland | Reviewed this property |
The actual villa and site are fairly rough ground so I would say only the museum but that is really good.
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Response from trenchtwo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The fort is 15 mins walk from the beach, I found the easiest way was to walk up through the north park or up Lawe Road then cross Lawe Road onto Fort Road 150mtrs then left down Baring Road 100mtrs the fort entrance is... More
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