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Survival Appeal

This year is going to be a tough year for all of us. Join us in celebrating 50 years of the Vindolanda Trust and please consider supporting us to get to another 50. You can buy a virtual birthday gift and contribute to our future. Thank you for your incredible support.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Target amount: £100,000.00

Amount raised: £129,065.10

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A Vindolanda Christmas Lecture

17th December 2020 - 7pm
Drawing from the Royal Institutions tradition of Christmas lectures, this year the Vindolanda Trust is offering the chance to virtually join our Site Archaeologist Marta Alberti, for a look back at the history of Vindolanda.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Online

Roman Leather Toy Mouse Discovered

Curatorial staff at Roman Vindolanda make a lockdown discovery of an ancient leather toy mouse, which had been hidden in amongst the ancient scrap leather recovered from the site.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Vindolanda: The Missing Dead App Launched

The mystery surrounding a 2000 year old skeleton uncovered at Roman Vindolanda is at the heart of a new video game app designed to help children learn about life on Hadrian’s Wall.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

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

Events

  • A Vindolanda Christmas Lecture

    17th December 2020 - 7pm
    Drawing from the Royal Institutions tradition of Christmas lectures, this year the Vindolanda Trust is offering the chance to virtually join our Site Archaeologist Marta Alberti, for a look back at the history of Vindolanda. Read more

  • Vindolanda Festive Light Tours

    11-12th & 18-19th December 2020
    Vindolanda site tour at dusk. Work your way from the museum through the gardens and through the site stopping for photos and chat highlighting some of Vindolanda's features. Wearing of Christmas lights is encouraged! 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