Barrack block

See how Roman soldiers lived at Arbeia

Soldier on black horse outside barrack block



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 11am - 4pm

Sunday 1 - 4pm

Free entry


The barrack block is the last of our three Roman reconstructed buildings and was built using traditional Roman techniques from the 3rd century.

Soldiers usually lived eight to an apartment and you can have a glimpse at their living quarters on entering the block.

Some of their weaponry is also displayed including shields, swords and body armour.