Vindolanda Trust - Monday, October 10, 2016
1,800 years ago the Roman army built one of its smallest but most heavily defended forts at the site of Vindolanda, which is now a part of the Frontiers of The Roman Empire World Heritage Site. The small garrison of a few hundred soldiers and their families took shelter behind a series of large ditches and ramparts, while outside the walls a war was raging between the northern British Tribes and Roman forces. Once the war was over (c AD 212) the troops and their dependants pulled out of the fort, and anything that they could not carry with them on the march was tossed into the defensive ditches. The rubbish in the ditches was then quickly Read more...
Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Vindolanda Charitable Trust near Bardon Mill, Hexham, has been officially awarded Designated status by the Arts Council England for its rare, unique and extraordinary collection of Roman artefacts from the Vindolanda archaeological site.
Roman Vindolanda, situated in the central sector of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is regarded as one of the most eminent archaeological sites in Britain. The site which pre-dates the construction of Hadrian’s Wall, was home to at least 9 forts and 400 years of Roman occupation. The ongoing annual excavations of this site have produced one Read more...
Vindolanda Trust - Sunday, April 10, 2016
Join the team and bring Roman Vindolanda to life
Are you passionate about Vindolanda, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romans?
Do you want to share your enthusiasm with others?
Would you like to get hands on experience with objects from Roman Vindolanda, some almost 2000 years old?
Join our volunteering team and become part of the Vindolanda experience.
Vindolanda Heritage Volunteer Guides
The Vindolanda Trust is looking for volunteers to join its heritage guiding team. This programme, now running for its seventh season has been very successful for the guides and Read more...
Vindolanda Trust - Sunday, March 27, 2016
The 2016 Excavation program runs from April through to September.
From Monday to Friday each week ( except July 3rd to July 7th ) you can watch live excavations in progress from 10am to 4.30pm.
Keep up to date with everything happening on the Vindolanda Excavations 2016 via the official Blog!
Click here for the official blog (/_blog/excavation) Read more...
Vindolanda Trust - Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Toilet seats and potter’s wheels – rare preserved artefacts of everyday Roman life to be seen by public for first time
The Vindolanda Trust has gained initial support* for a £1.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of its internationally significant collection of wooden Roman artefacts and enable the public to see them for the first time.
Best known as the discovery place of Britain’s oldest surviving handwritten documents, Vindolanda’s oxygen-free archaeological make-up has resulted in the preservation of other organic material which usually doesn’t survive the Read more...
Vindolanda Trust - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Nowhere gets you closer to the Romans on Hadrian’s Wall than the fort and settlement of Vindolanda, the extraordinary hoard of personal artefacts gives you a unique insight into the lives of people living here 2000 years ago. The latest addition to the collection of artefacts from the current excavation has certainly made an impression on everyone. Someone 2000 years ago quite literally put their foot in it and as a result a volunteer digging at the site has unearthed a tile with a clear imprint of a human foot that accidentally, or perhaps mischievously stood on the freshly made object.
The partial print of a right Read more...