1 April to 31 October Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm, Sunday 1.00pm to 5.00pm. 1 November to 31 March Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.30pm, closed Sundays.
Fort and Museum is free.
Four miles east of the end of Hadrian’s Wall at South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort guarded the entrance to the River Tyne. Built around AD160 the stone fort played an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Originally built to house a garrison, Arbeia soon became the military supply base fro the 17 forts along the Wall. Today, the excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original building and finds discovered at the Fort combine to give a unique insight into life in Roman Britain. Arbeia is the only fort associated with Hadrian’s Wall where visitors can see archaeologists at work throughout the year.
Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
Tel: 0191 4561369Visit Arbeia website
Arbeia Museum has a Gift shop, an area that sells hot and cold drinks and a picnic area.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum has the following facilities for visitors, but the site is not fully accessible by wheelchair (this includes the West gate). Access for wheelchair users via ramp, accessible toilets, Male and female toilet facilities, assistance available if required. Facilities for deaf people and hard of hearing, assistance and guide dogs admitted.
By Public Transport: Arbeia Roman Fort is a ten minute walk from South Shields Metro and Bus Station. The Fort is signposted from Ocean Road.
A bus service, number 500, runs from the town centre and stops outside the Fort.
For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the traveline website.
By Car: There is a free car park and coach parking nearby.