Candlelit Tours 2023

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Enjoy a twilight tour by candlelight with our expert guide

the commander's house in candlelight


Saturday 16 December

Visitor information


4.30pm & 5.30pm


£8 per ticket, including light refreshment. Booking essential

Not suitable for children aged under 12 years

About the event

As dusk settles and darkness falls, hear how the Romans lighted up their homes at Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort.

These twilight candlelit tours are the perfect way to step back, enjoy and reflect at this special time of year.

The experience includes a tour by our expert guide Sue Balmer, plus free time to explore the reconstructed Commanding Officer's House. Afterwards, enjoy a Q&A session over light refreshments, including hot drinks and mince pies.