Archaeology and history for everyone

"Two destinations | One ticket | A great day out"

Bare Bones

23rd -31st October 2021
Roman Army Museum

Your chance to get up close to some Roman bones we find on site. A range of animal bones will be on display and we'll have some 3D models of human skulls found at Vindolanda. Find out what bones can tell about the Romans.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Army Museum,Greenhead, Brampton

Booking & Visiting FAQs

Have you got questions about what to expect when you arrive or how to book? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page which answers some of our visitors most popular queries.


Author: Penny Trichler

Vile Vindolanda Tours

23rd October - 31st October
Vindolanda Roman Fort

Join our 30 Minute tours of the fort site and find out about some of the gross and gruesome things that went on in the Roman times at Vile Vindolanda.




Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Peacock Lid

Have you ever met a peacock? Do you enjoy storing your personal belongings in interesting and attractive small containers? Find out why small boxes were popular in Roman times and why this one is decorated with a peacock?


Author: Anneke Hackenbroich

Our impact


We estimate that only 24% of Vindolanda has been excavated, meaning we have another 150 years of excavating to go!


Since the Vindolanda Trust opened its doors to visitors in 1970 over 5 million people have visited our two sites.


The Vindolanda Trust employs 47 local staff, one of the largest tourism employers in Tynedale.

Our Vision

Overview of the Vindolanda Trusts aims and objectives


Author: Colin Galloway

Location: The Vindolanda Trust, Chesterholm Museum,Westwood, Hexham

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  • Archaeology of the Wooden Underworld

    7pm - 25th November 2021
    Online Lecture Event

    Dr Andrew Birley, CEO of the Vindolanda Trust will explore the archaeological layers where the wooden artefacts came from and cast a light on why these organic finds are so well preserved. Read more

  • Wooden Artefacts at the Edge of the Empire

    7pm - 18th October 2021
    Online Lecture

    Dr Rob Sands from University College Dublin will introduce you to the extraordinary collection of wooden objects preserved in 1st and 2nd century contexts at the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Read more


  • Altars back in the landscape

    Replica altars to the Roman God Jupiter Dolichenus placed back in religious shrine at Vindolanda enabling visitors to see them in their original setting for the first time in 1,800 years. Read more

  • Rare Bronze Hand Discovered

    A small, child sized, and eerily life-like bronze hand has been discovered during the excavation of a Severan fort ditch at Roman Vindolanda. Read more