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Top treasures to go on display

More of Britain's top treasure are set to go on display at Vindolanda in 2020 as information contained within new documents is deciphered.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Vindolanda Archaeology Centre

We have launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds towards a much needed on site excavation and post-excavation facility at Roman Vindolanda. The Robin Birley Archaeology Centre will replace three wooden sheds which are sadly in a state of disrepair with a purpose built centre which can be used all year round. Can you help us?



Location: vindolanda,Chesterholm Museum, Hexham

Target amount: £100,000.00

Amount raised: £26,196.71

Fundraise Comments: 4

Severan Skulls

Dr Trudi Buck takes a closer look at the human skull unearthed during the 2018 excavation of the Severan fort ditch at Vindolanda.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Our Vision

Overview of the Vindolanda Trusts aims and objectives


Author: Colin Galloway

Location: The Vindolanda Trust, Chesterholm Museum,Westwood, Hexham

Vindolanda site staying open in January

The Roman site of Vindolanda will remain open to the public during January 2020 as the Trust starts its 50th anniversary celebrations.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

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.


  • Vindolanda Light Tours

    7/8 & 14/15 December 2019
    Vindolanda site tour at dusk. Work our way from the museum through the gardens and through the site stopping for photos and chat highlighting some of Vindolanda's features. Read more

  • Ask an Archaeologist

    11th - 15th February
    Ever wanted to have a go at excavation but don't want to get dirty? have a go at our virtual excavation of Vindolanda! Chat to one of our archaeologists and find out what it's like to excavate at Vindolanda! Read more


  • Robin Birley 1935-2018

    It is with immense sadness that The Vindolanda Trust announces the death of Robin Birley, founder Director of the Trust, on the evening of Wednesday August 29th 2018. 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