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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: £128,505.90

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Vindolanda Trust Receives Support From Culture Recovery Fund

The Vindolanda Charitable Trust receives support from Government's £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Aureus Adventures Writing Competition

Join our 500 word writing competition based around Vindolanda's only gold coin for kids aged 5 -13. Every entrant receives a free gift and there are prizes in each age category including book tokens up to £50. The top prize is a chance to have your story narrated by Vindolanda Trust Patron Robson Green. The competition finishes 31st October 2020 enter now!


Author: Penny Trichler

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.


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


  • Vile Vindolanda

    24th October - 1st November
    Vindolanda Roman Fort

    Learn about Vile Vindolanda, find out all about the some of the gross and gruesome things that went on in Roman times. Read more

  • Ask an Archaeologist

    27th - 31st October 2020
    Vindolanda Activity Centre

    Ever wanted to have a go at excavation but don't want to get dirty? Chat to one of our archaeologists and find out what it's like to excavate at Europe's most exciting archaeological site. 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