History and heritage

Christian heritage

The area has a rich Christian heritage and was once home to the Venerable Bede.

Industrial heritage

Learn more about South Tyneside's industrial heritage.

Roman heritage - Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

Discover our links with the Roman Empire at Arbeia, once a key fort in the mighty Hadrian's Wall.

Maritime heritage

Find out more about shipwrecks, smugglers and the landmark icon of Souter Lighthouse.

Blue Plaques

South Tyneside's Blue Plaque Scheme recognises the importance of a person or building to the history of our area.

Love Exploring App

Discover games and trails in South Tyneside with the Love Exploring App.