Bringing History Alive in South Shields

There is so much for all the family to see and do in the South Shields area with museums, galleries, parks, beaches, unusual art works, WW11 relics and exciting architecture. For a truly awe inspiring experience which will delight both the oldest and youngest members of the family a visit to Arbeia Fort and Museum cannot be beaten. The Arbeia Society aim to promote the enthusiastic study of and research into Roman sites in the North East including Arbeia Fort. The Fort is a fine example of a Roman structure of this kind built as a frontier system and also to impress the Britain’s. Re-enactments, reconstructions and displays bring an exciting authenticity to this historic attraction helped by Quinta.

This interest group was formed to raise awareness of all aspects of Roman Britain specifically in the South Shields region. Members recreate Roman military and civilian life in Britain in the early third century attending exhibitions, shows, events and visiting schools etc. Clothing of the type worn historically is bought or made by members of Quinta who are dedicated to a high level of accuracy. Archaeological research is ongoing at Arbeia Fort and Museum partly funded by events organised by the Arbeia Society There is also a yearly conference with a theme related to topics such as Roman Britain and Hadrians Wall. The next conference entitled ‘ A Roman Imperial Family in Northern Britain: the Campaigns of Septimius Severus and their consequences’, is scheduled for Sat 19th November 2011. Any part of Arbeia Fort & Museum can be hired for weddings and other functions including Christmas parties with catering available.

For visitors to this venue, conference attendees or function guests comfortable and inexpensive accommodation is just a stones throw away. Kingsmere Guest House offers a friendly welcome, clean rooms, convenient facilities and a great English or Continental breakfast. The guest house is centrally located and ideal as a base from which to sample the many other delights of the South Shields region. Take a look at the Kingsmere Guest House SEO website including guest reviews.

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