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2024 Magna Excavations

1st April - 27th September 2024
Roman Magna Fort

Magna Excavations 2024 part of the Roman Army Museum. The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. See history as it is uncovered.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort,Greenhead,

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Author: Penny Trichler

2024 Vindolanda Excavations

8th April - 20th September 2024
Roman Vindolanda Fort

The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. We'll be excavating a new area of the site this year. Come see history as it is uncovered. There will be no excavations at Vindolanda in July & August.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Our impact

27%

We estimate that only 27% of Vindolanda has been excavated, meaning we almost have another 150 years of excavating to do!

5,300,000

Since the Vindolanda Trust opened its doors to visitors in 1970 over 5.3 million people have visited our two sites.

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The Vindolanda Trust employs 53 local staff, one of the largest tourism employers in Tynedale.

Our Vision

Overview of the Vindolanda Trusts aims and objectives

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Author: Colin Galloway

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

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Events

  • Digging in the Archives

    Online Event
    Tuesday 26th March at 7pm
    Take a closer look at the Vindolanda principia building and its excavation history. With over 90 years of research, there’s a lot to be learned from the archives. Read more

  • 2024 Magna Excavations

    1st April - 27th September 2024
    Roman Magna Fort

    Magna Excavations 2024 part of the Roman Army Museum. The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. See history as it is uncovered. Read more

News

  • 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