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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.


Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Target amount: £100,000.00

Amount raised: £40,804.24

Comments: 12

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

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.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Engaging Vindolanda's Global Community

The Vindolanda Trust has two new community-based projects developed to encourage engagement with the Vindolanda Site and Museum and The Roman Army Museum during a time when physical access to them is restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The projects have been supported by a grant from the Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund.


Author: Sonya Galloway

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


  • Vindolanda Excavations

    6th April - 18th September 2020
    Don't miss out on the excitement of watching the 2020 Roman excavations at Vindolanda. They take place Monday - Friday weather permitting. Read more

  • Militaria Exhibition

    April - 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. 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