Posts by venue: Arbeia South Shields’ Roman Fort

The Victor Tombstone

Keeper of Archaeology, Alex Croom takes an in-depth look at the Victor tombstone, on display at Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort. To read Alex’s accompanying piece about the Regina tombstone, click here. This is the tombstone of Victor the Moor… Read more

The Regina Tombstone

Keeper of Archaeology, Alex Croom takes an in-depth look at the Regina Tombstone, on display at Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort. This is the tombstone of Regina from the tribe of the Catuvellauni, freedwoman and wife of Barates from Palmyra.… Read more

The Family La Bonche Circus Collection, Part 3: Playing the Fool – a guest blog by Alexandria Brown

This final post on the Family La Bonche Circus Collection focuses on Steve Cousins – fool, street performer, and one time ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ contestant – who happens to be husband to Madame La Bonche, donator of the La Bonche… Read more

TWAM Highlights 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we’ve taken a look back at our highlights in what has been an unforgettable year for our museums, galleries and archives. Which Way North The Great North Museum: Hancock hosted Which Way North as… Read more

My Primary School is at the Museum – By Virginia Wilkinson, Learning Officer for South Tyneside Museums 

I’m the Learning Officer for museums in South Tyneside working with Arbeia, South Shields’ Roman Fort and South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. Myself and the team work with many different schools and community groups using the museum collections, and… Read more