Arbeia Alive - Living History Week

Gladiators and historical characters onsite all day

people dressed historically as gladiators sparring


Monday 29 July - Wednesday 31 July

Visitor information

Daily during opening hours 10am - 5pm

1pm daily: historical character tours of the museum 

Tour trail sheet £1

Relaxed session on Wednesday 31 July. 


Get up close to gladiators as they train and spar on site all day. 

Ask them about their weapons and armour, all hand made by skilled craftspeople. 

Meet historical characters engaged in various activities across the fort, with museum tours every day at 1pm. 

With the Historical Combat Company.