Archaeology and history for everyone

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

Booking and Visiting FAQ's

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

Saturnalia

Throughout December
Roman Vindolanda

Display of a feast for the festival of Saturnalia in the Activity Centre at Roman Vindolanda. Learn about the winter festival celebrated by the Romans.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum,,Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill,, Hexham,

Festival of the Rose

1 May - 5 June 2022
Roman Army Museum

See the Roman Army Museum decorated with roses to commemorate Rosalia the festival of the rose, an ancient Roman festival particularly special to the Roman soldiers.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Roman Army Museum,Greenhead, Brampton

Vindolanda Festive Light Tours

25th-27th November, 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, & 16th-18th December
Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda site tour at dusk. Work your way from the beautifully lit gardens and up to the site stopping for photos and chat highlighting some of Vindolanda's features.
Wearing of Christmas lights/jumpers is encouraged!

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,,Chesterholm Museum,, Hexham, Bardon Mill,

Our impact

25%

We estimate that only 25% 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

  • Festival of the Rose

    1 May - 5 June 2022
    Roman Army Museum

    See the Roman Army Museum decorated with roses to commemorate Rosalia the festival of the rose, an ancient Roman festival particularly special to the Roman soldiers. Read more

  • Christmas Tours at Vindolanda

    23rd, 27th - 29th December, 2nd & 3rd January
    Roman Vindolanda
    Work off that extra food, clear your head and get outside and make the most of your visit to Vindolanda by joining one of our daily 11am free guided tours! 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