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2022 Excavations Bursary

Each year the Vindolanda Trust offers three excavation places to young scholars who apply for a bursary. The bursary pays for their accommodation and excavation fees and membership to the friends of Vindolanda.

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Author: Andrew Birley

Bare Bones

23rd -31st October
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.

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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.

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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.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Militaria Exhibition

17th June - October 2021 ** Re-arranged Dates **
A temporary exhibition at the Roman Army Museum showing an assembly of militiary artefacts never seen in pulbic which are on private loan to the Vindolanda Trust.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Roman Army Museum,Greenhead, Brampton

Our impact

24%

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

5,000,000

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

47

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

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Author: Colin Galloway

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

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Events

  • 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. Read more

  • Bare Bones

    23rd -31st October
    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. 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