Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort features full scale reconstructed Roman buildings: a West Gate, soldiers’ barrack and Commanders’ house for visitors to explore giving a flavour of life at the fort. The museum showcases objects found at Arbeia, like weapons, armour and jewellery. You can discover how the Romans buried their dead and see tombstones and inscribed altars found at South Shields. With a seasonal programme of events. Donations welcome, admission free.