Commanding Officer's House

How did the Commanding Officer of Arbeia live compared to the rest of his troops?

Man and boy inside the Commanding Officer's house



Visitor information

Open during museum opening hours.


The 4th century Commanding Officer's house has been reconstructed on its original foundations. 

See how the Commanding Officer lived with his family and entertained guests. Explore the rooms he would sleep and eat in and see the magnificent palisade, summer dining room and fresco paintings that adorn the walls.

Watch a new film on display in this house detailing the history of the fort through digital recreations and interviews with people who've made significant archaeological finds.