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Tyne and Wear Museums Archaeology, based at Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields, have folded with the loss of 10 jobs.
Are there any more details? Is this due to a cut in funding or because of a lack of funded work. And what happens to the fort at South Shields?
JSA Wrote:Tyne and Wear Museums Archaeology, based at Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields, have folded with the loss of 10 jobs.

Hi
I can't find any information on this closure on the web. Has it been announced by T & W or do you have an inside source?
Have known for a fair while by word of mouth, but no idea where the info originated
kevin wooldridge Wrote:Are there any more details? Is this due to a cut in funding or because of a lack of funded work. And what happens to the fort at South Shields?

I'd imagine Tyne and Wear Museums will continue to run it, must be one of their money-spinners with tourists despite the circuitous sign-posting (2mins max from Metro, or 10-15 if you follow the more picturesque route the signs follow...)