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

Information about COVID-19 - May 11th Update

Updated 11th May 2020. Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum are temporarily CLOSED.


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

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

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 Trust Celebrates 50 Years

    2020 Celebrates ** Currently an 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. Read more

  • Friends Day

    2nd October 2020
    A chance for all of our Friends of Vindolanda members to come together and learn about what has taken place at Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum over the last year, including excavation and research updates. 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