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

Information about COVID-19

Updated 24th March 2020. Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum are temporarily CLOSED.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Vindolanda Trust Celebrates 50 Years

1st April 2020 ** ONLINE EVENT **
Please wish us happy birthday on social media as Vindolanda will unfortunately be closed to the public on 1st April. You can also buy your online tickets in advance - it would be a great birthday gift to us.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Home Learning

Activity sheets for home learning fun. From Roman cooking ideas to spot the difference and much more, there is something for everyone.


Author: Penny Trichler

Our Curators Collection

Vindolanda Curator Barbara Birley has selected her personal top 10 finds from the Vindolanda collection and explains why the 10 selected are of particular interest.

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


  • Roman Pottery Weekend

    3rd & 4th April 2021
    Join Potted History's Graham Taylor at Roman Vindolanda for a weekend of firing the replica Roman kiln and learning about the Roman pottery of Vindolanda. Read more

  • Romans Return to Vindolanda

    7th & 8th August 2021
    Boths sites welcome back the world famous Ermine Street Guard. Demonstrations and displays, Roman army school, learn about life in the Roman army and see Vindolanda brought to life. 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