Commanding Officer's House

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

Roman civilians sitting in the Commanding Officer's House



Visitor information

During museum opening hours

Free entry


The 4th century Commanding Officer's house has been partially rebuilt and includes some of the original foundations and floor.

See how the Commanding Officer lived 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.