Heritage & culture

Find out about our rich Roman, Christian, maritime and industrial heritage.

Souter Lighthouse

This famous landmark was the world's first to be built to be powered by electricity.

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

Arbeia is one of the UK's most important archaeological sites.

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

Find out more about this fantastic cultural venue at the heart of South Shields.

Jarrow Hall

Discover Jarrow Hall's Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum.

St Paul's Church and Monastic Site

St Paul's Church, once the home of the Venerable Bede, has been a place of Christian prayer and worship for over 1300 years.

South Shields Museum

Discover South Tyneside's past at this free museum in the heart of South Shields Town Centre.

Marsden Bay

A beautiful bay with stunning views and spectacular rock formations, located in Marsden, South Shields in South Tyneside.

The Customs House

Enjoy the theatre, cinema and much more at one of the leading cultural venues in the North East.