Roman Army Museum Archaeological Detective voting results 2016

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Since the opening of our new display at the Roman Army Museum in February 2016, which looks at ethnicity, women and children at the fort, we have been collecting your votes on three archaeological questions. The results are below… A man’s skull was found during our excavations. From the evidence provided in the display, who was he? Roman - 37% Barbarian - 17% British - 27% Italian - 19% From the evidence on display, did women live in Roman forts? Yes - 62% No - 38% How do you think the child found under a barrack floor died from reading the evidence provided? Murd Read more...

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...

If the shoe fits

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...

The Vindolanda Trust collection gains national quality accolade

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 Volunteer opportunities 2016

Vindolanda Trust - Sunday, April 10, 2016
Volunteer Opportunities. 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 Excavations 2016

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...

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