West Gate

Arbeia is home to some of the finest Roman reconstructed buildings.

The West Gate



Visitor information

Opening times

Monday 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 11am - 4pm

Sunday 1 - 4pm

Free entry


The imposing West Gate is one of the first things you notice walking up to Arbeia.

The iconic building has been reconstructed using research that was undertaken following excavations at Arbeia.

It stands where it once would've been during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Walk inside the towers and you'll discover the history of Arbeia from prehistoric times right up to the present day. Make sure to check out a model of the Fort and the Roman armoury. Then head to the top of the Gate and feel what it was like to be a soldier on duty guarding the entrance to the River Tyne.