Posts by venue: Arbeia South Shields’ Roman Fort

Arbeia Roman Fort during the First World War

As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project we have been researching all our venues to see what was going on at each of them during the First World War. We’ve found some really interesting stories that we’ll be sharing over… Read more

Merry Christmas and happy new year from us all

Merry Christmas and happy new year from everyone at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. We’ll be back in 2015 with more blog posts from the team here.

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