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...

Press Release - Rare gold coin unearthed at Vindolanda

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Roman site of Vindolanda, with an active archaeological research programme which has been ongoing for 43 years, is used to remarkable discoveries – notably the world famous Vindolanda writing tablets which hold the title of Britain’s top archaeological treasure. With a vast array of finds from 300 years of Roman occupation on this site the discovery of a gold coin had previously alluded 2 generations of archaeologists, that was until 3rd June 2014. Volunteer Marcel Albert, from Nantes, France, who has been taking part at the Vindolanda dig since 2008, described his discovery simply as ‘magni Read more...

Sponges-on-Sticks at the Ready

Vindolanda Trust - Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sponges-on-sticks at the ready: Roman Vindolanda fort twins its toilets The Roman fort of Vindolanda in Northumberland has twinned its toilets, both ancient and modern, to help flush away poverty. Five Roman toilets, as well as modern facilities in the site’s museums, are being linked with latrines overseas through Toilet Twinning. Toilet Twinning is a quirky and rather personal way to help the 2.5 billion people in the world who don’t have access to a safe, private and hygienic loo. It is a partnership between development agencies Cord (http://www.cord.org.uk/) and (http://www.tearfund.org/)Tearfund (http://www. Read more...

Roman Army Museum is awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We are delighted that the Roman Army Museum has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. This prestigious award, which places the Roman Army Museum in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. Roman Army Museum (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186351-d218420-Reviews-Roman_Army_Museum-Hexham_Northumberland_England.html) Read more...

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