Robin Birley

Vindolanda Trust - Thursday, August 30, 2018
It is with immense sadness that The Vindolanda Trust announces the death of Robin Birley, founder Director of the Trust, on the evening of Wednesday August 29th 2018. Robin died, as he lived, with great courage and dignity and was surrounded by the love and comfort of his son Andrew, daughter Sonya, brother Tony and his devoted wife and soulmate Patricia. The Vindolanda Trust will forever indebted and grateful to Robin for without his determination, passion and incredible vision Vindolanda would not be the amazing Roman site that it is today. He was an inspirational and generous leader with boundless energy who encourage Read more...

Winter Opening 2018-2019

Vindolanda Trust - Thursday, August 16, 2018
After a wonderful summer at Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum, our trustees have decided on the below opening hours for winter 2018-2019. Vindolanda will remain open daily up to and including January 3rd 2019, 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 5th Nov 2018 to Jan 3rd 2019 (Closed Christmas Day) Last admission: 1 hour before closing Roman Army Museum Weekends Only 10am to 4pm 5th Nov to Read more...

Bronze hand discovery

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Bronze hand attributed to a Roman God Jupiter Dolichenus unearthed at Vindolanda. A new five-year research excavation started at Roman Vindolanda in April 2018. The research targets the distinct Severan period of Vindolanda’s history c. AD 208-212, an era defined by internal conflict, civil war, genocide and the rebellion against Roman rule. Vindolanda’s archaeologists, assisted by a team of volunteers from around the world, were only a few weeks into to the excavation season when a remarkable artefact was uncovered in the top layers of the northern Severan ditch fill, some 1.5 meters below the modern-day Read more...

Wooden underworld gallery opening March 30th

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hadrian’s Wall Roman time capsule opens at Vindolanda Exceptional wooden artefacts from Vindolanda’s wooden pre-Hadrianic forts go on display. The Vindolanda Trust, with the support of a £1.3m National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), has secured the future of its internationally significant collection of wooden Roman artefacts and enabled the public to see them for the first time together in a purpose-built gallery. Best known as the discovery place of Britain’s oldest surviving handwritten documents, Vindolanda’s oxygen-free arch Read more...

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