West Gate at Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort
West Gate at Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort

Television, film companies and photographers are welcome to use Arbeia Roman Fort as a location for filming or a photo shoot.

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries.

NORTHERN FILM & MEDIA is the North East’s creative Industries Development agency, supporting Media businesses with Television and filming production within the region.


If you would like more information with regards to filming please contact

What's been filmed at our venues before?

  • Music video for band 'Crooked Hands' - Stephenson Steam Railway
  • Channel 4's Rome Wasn't Built in a Day - Arbeia Roman Fort
  • National Geographic's Explorer - Segedunum Roman Fort
  • BBC 2's History Cold Case - Great North Museum: Hancock
  • ITV's Vera - Discovery Museum & Segedunum Roman Fort
  • BBC 3's Don't Tell the Bride - Discovery Museum
  • BBC1's Flog It! - Discovery Museum
  • BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are? - Tyne & Wear Archives
  • BBC 1's Inspector George Gently - Discovery Museum
  • CITV's BBC bitesize - Great North Museum: Hancock 
  • CBeebies My First - Great North Museum: Hancock 
  • ITV's DNA Journey - Stephenson Steam Railway
  • Channel 4's Four in a Bed - Stephenson Steam Railway
  • History Hit - Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort


We require a copy of your public liability insurance certificate (must be to the value of £5 million) for our records.
Please read our health and safety document as we have some limitations that may be relevant to your filming.