Archaeology and history for everyone

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

Day Planner

This is a suggested day planner for your visit to Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

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Author: Barbara Birley

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

Big Birthday Bash

27th & 28th August 2022
Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda welcomes back the world famous Ermine Street Guard for their 50th Birthday celebrations. Demonstrations, displays and Roman army school, learn about life in the Roman army and see Vindolanda brought to life.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

1900 Bunting Drop-in Session

17th August
Roman Vindolanda

Drop-in session for families to get involved in the 1900 Bunting Challenge. Have a go at stitching your own design onto a bunting flag and learn about the sorts of textiles we find at Vindolanda and why it's so amazing we find any at all!

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Bardon Mill, Hexham

2022 Excavations

28 March - 23 September 2022
Roman Vindolanda Fort

The Vindolanda excavations are back for 2022. The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. See history as it is uncovered.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Roman Armour Decoration

12th & 26th August
Roman Army Museum

To join the Roman Army you've got to have all the right kit. Join us in colouring a paper helmet and designing your own shield & sword to represent your unit!

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Author: Penny Trichler

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

  • Roman Armour Decoration

    12th & 26th August
    Roman Army Museum

    To join the Roman Army you've got to have all the right kit. Join us in colouring a paper helmet and designing your own shield & sword to represent your unit! Read more

  • Roman Soldier School

    Friday 19th August
    Roman Army Museum

    Join the Roman Army - gear up with your unit and learn how to march like a Roman soldier, do some formations and scare the enemy! 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