West Gate

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

The reconstructed Roman  West Gate



Visitor information

Please note - due to essential maintenance the West Gate is closed for internal building repairs. The estimated time frame is a few weeks starting on 30 May 2018.  

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. 

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2018 marks 30 years since this stunning Roman reconstruction was recreated. 


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

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

It stands where it originally existed during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Explore the towers to discover the history of Arbeia from prehistoric times right up to the present day. Discover the model of the Fort and the Roman armoury, and 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.