Winter Opening 2016-2017

Vindolanda Trust - Sunday, October 16, 2016
After a wonderful summer at Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum, our trustees have decided on the below opening hours for winter 2016-2017. Vindolanda will remain open daily up to and including January 1st 2017, except Christmas Day. The Roman Army Museum will be open every weekend and available for group bookings of 20 or more. Please contact the office for further details. Roman Vindolanda Museum & Fort Daily 10am to 4pm 1st Nov 2016 to Jan 1st 2017 (Closed Christmas Day) Last admission: 45 minutes before closing Roman Army Museum Weekends Only 10am to 4pm 1st  Read more...

Bespoke toilet seat company pledges funds towards preservation of ancient loo seat.

Vindolanda Trust - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
As world-wide interest in the discovery of an ancient toilet seat in Northumberland continues a bespoke toilet seat manufacturer Tosca & Willoughby based in Oxfordshire have stepped forward and pledged a cash sum towards its preservation. James Williams, Director of Tosca & Willoughby said ‘we are absolutely fascinated by the discovery of a perfectly preserved ancient loo seat, as our own seats are handcrafted we admire the Roman craftsmanship which in this case has certainly stood the test of time’. Mr Williams approached the Vindolanda Trust to help support the conservation of this seat when discovering th Read more...

PRESS RELEASE - Earliest known wooden toilet seat discovered at Vindolanda

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Finding something that you can relate to is always a special moment on an archaeological dig. At Vindolanda this is a common occurrence, a site where the special qualities lie not only in the discovery of gold and silver or artefacts which relate to the military might of the Roman Army but also of everyday ordinary items which nearly 2000 years later become extraordinary to the modern day visitors, volunteers and archaeologists alike. Personal letters, worn shoes, baby booties, socks, combs, jewellery, tools and textiles are just some of the items preserved in a remarkable condition that provide you with a unique window into the lives of  Read more...

EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE HADRIAN'S WALL ARCHAEOLOGY 'HALL OF FAME'

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Eleven sites across Hadrian's Wall Country will stage an exhibition featuring 11 prints and photographs from the National Portrait Gallery this autumn. 'Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall' is being organised jointly through a partnership of heritage organisations across the Wall - Vindolanda Trust, English Heritage, National Trust, Senhouse Museum Trust, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust and the Hadrian's Wall Trust. Nigel Mills, the exhibition project director for the Hadrian's Wall Trust said: "We're celebrating the pioneering archaeologists and antiq Read more...

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