Plan your visit

You no longer need to pre-book a time for your visit. To ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff we will be monitoring numbers to ensure the site does not become too crowded. We also recommend that you wear a face covering when you visit. 

We’re happy to say our reconstructed buildings are now open again. 

Find out about planning your visit. 

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We hope you enjoy your visit! 


Please note, on Friday 24 September, Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort will be closed to the public until 2.30pm. 

Opening times

Open up to and including Sunday 26 September 2021:

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00

Closed from 27 September 2021 until 28 March 2022, except for pre-arranged school groups.

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Please note, on Friday 24 September, Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort will be closed to the public until 2.30pm.