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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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