The Lost Fort

Celebrating Hadrian's Wall 1900

A Roman Brooch


Monday 28 March - Sunday 2 October

Visitor information

Dates are subject to change. 

Free, donations welcome.


There is tantalising evidence of a Hadrianic period fort in South Shields that predates the Antonine fort of Arbeia. This small exhibition will explore what we know and don’t know about this ‘lost’ fort that controlled sea and river access to the Roman frontier. Part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festival, celebrating 1900 years since building of Hadrian’s Wall.

Find out more The Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival taking place 24 January – 23 December 2022