Posts by venue: Arbeia South Shields’ Roman Fort

Roman Bridge souvenirs

  Not souvenirs of a Roman bridge, but souvenirs made from a Roman Bridge! This object, thought to be a letter-opener, comes with a signed certificate to identify it as a souvenir made from wood recovered from the Roman bridge over the… Read more

Big altar, baby altar

The best artefact from the excavations at Arbeia this season is a small altar about 25cm tall. This is only the fourth small altar recovered from the site – there are two others without inscriptions, and one dedicated to Vitiris –… Read more

Cultural History of Technology

Hey everyone!  I’m posting this on behalf of Sarah Cotton, our Keeper of Contemporary Collecting:- Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such… Read more

Lost Ralph Hedley pictures

Papers, notebooks, press cuttings, sketches and photos relating to the Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley were left to the Laing Art Gallery by the artist’s great-grandson Julian Brown. Some of the sketches are on show in the exhibition Ralph Hedley: Painting… Read more

Merry Christmas!

We’re signing off for a Christmas break but will be back in the new year with more blog posts. In the meantime, merry Christmas and happy new year from everyone at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums! Click here to… Read more