Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Class 3 are learning about the Romans and we went to visit the remains of the Roman fort at South Shields, near Newcastle. It was a very interesting day and we were able to learn about what life was like for a Roman soldier in the fort. The reconstructions of the barracks and gatehouse were fascinating. Don't think we would like to sleep in the barracks though!

We also had the opportunity to have a go at being an archaeologist and discover Roman remains for ourselves. We examined lots of pottery and bone that had originally been found during excavations in the fort.


There were many activities to do to learn more about Roman life. Dressing like a Roman was a highlight!

We would like to thank the staff of the museum for all their help in making this such an enjoyable and educational day.