South Shields, Arbeia Festival

Arbeia Roman Festival
Next edition dates to be announced (the event was last held in 2016)
South Shields (Tyne and Wear county)

The Event

Built around 160 AD, Arbeia Roman Fort once guarded the entrance of the River Tyne, playing an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Based 6,5 km east of the end of Hadrian's Wall at South Shields, the Fort was originally built to house a garrison and soon became the military supply base for the 17 Forts along the Wall. Today, the excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original buildings and finds discovered at the Fort combine to give a unique insight into life in Roman Britain. Arbeia is the only Roman Fort in England where visitors can see reconstructions of a gateway, Commanding Officer's house and barrack block. All these stunning reconstructions are based on archaeological evidence unearthed here and at other forts in the Empire and have been rebuilt on their original foundations.

The Arbeia Festival is the highlight of the calendar of Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum. The guests can discover the true atmosphere of the past at the Roman Fort, enjoying stunning falconry displays, trying archery and Roman cuisine. The visitors meet roaming Roman peasants with their livestock, craftsmen and musicians.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
Address: Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring St, coastal town of South Shields, county of Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
Tel.: +44 1914561369
Fax: +44 1914276862



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