Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum~part 2

Part 1 HERE

The reconstructed Roman Barracks show how the soldiers lived at the time when the fort was in use.  The first room you come to shows how the barracks are actually built, daub and wattle on a wicker frame.

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The rest of the rooms show the soldiers home life.

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The commanding officers house is really well done.

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Many of the local schools have day trips to the fort, and whilst I was there a group were in getting some bootcamp training for legionnaires.

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The kids loved it. This week the Fort has been awarded £150,000 funding boost for a re-development scheme, so I’ll be going back to see how it develops. I didn’t take any photo’s in the museum part, which has lots of excavated roman finds in it, because the lighting is atrocious (it has to be to keep the artefacts safe), but it’s well worth a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 Comments

  1. Ok, so b4 I forget everything…. I hope u are all better?! And 2nd.. I love that mural on the outside wall:)
    I’m so glad they were awarded money, I think it’s awesome to see the”olde world” as it was. These are so kool Fraggy. Now I wanna go home and go to our forts;). My time is running out here… Tuesday will be here in a blink. But it’s time, I’m getting homesick for Dave and the felines:) awesome captures Fraggy, and I loved the history.

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  2. Despite being from thousands of years ago the shapes of those Roman times seem modern and clean and design. Just the night with the artificial lights (and the lack of more services we take for granted) would reveal that we are seeing a distant past.

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