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. Thanks for the completing the tour with the excellent interior shots, FR. Good news that it has received more funding. It is invaluable to bring history to life for future generations.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. 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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    1. Yes all better more or less thanks. Glad you enjoyed the history and pics, loving your pictures of Florida, wish I was there, it’s so grey here 😕

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      1. Yeah Dave says it’s grey at home as well… that headache kind of weather…..ugh.. I miss my home and my family..hats the only reason I’m going back

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  3. Looks like an interesting place!

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    1. It is! Cheers graham.

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  4. This really looks like a fascinating place!

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    1. Yes it is, love history stuff, cheers Sarah 😊

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  5. How very fascinating.

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    1. Indeed! Cheers V~man

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      1. My pleasure as always.

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  6. You have such a good memory for reaching back to old stuff you didn’t get around to posting. Imagine all these treasures just laying about! All your stuff is so postable.

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    1. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, but my photo outings stick in my head 😊 cheers Jay.

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  7. 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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  8. You took more, and much better, photos than I did – loved the shots of the trainee centurions! 🙂 I hope they spend the cash wisely.

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    1. Cheers Mike, I do too, only live 20 mins up the road so will go back and see when they’ve finished.

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