Come along and meet Julius Verax, a Roman Soldier who lived at Arbeia who will be onsite talking to visitors. You might even be lucky enough to get a selfie with him.
Standing above the entrance to the River Tyne, Arbeia South Shields' Roman Fort guarded the main sea route to Hadrian's Wall. It was a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along the Wall and is an important part of the history of Roman Britain. Explore inside the full-scale reconstructed Roman buildings including the West Gate, Commanding Officer's house and a soldier's barrack block, and see one of the finest collections of finds from Roman Britain all found in and around Arbeia.
No booking required.
You must follow any covid safety measures in place at the time of this event. Please check with the venue/organiser before you travel in case any details have changed.
What is Heritage Open Days?
Heritage Open Days is a national event that sees buildings of every age, style and function open their doors to the public. This year it takes place 10-19 September.