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

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.

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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?

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Location: vindolanda,Chesterholm Museum, Hexham

Target amount: £100,000.00

Amount raised: £26,090.61

Fundraise Comments: 4

Vile Vindolanda

26th October - 3rd November
Join one of our specially themed Vile Vindolanda tours and find out all about the some of the gross and gruesome things that went on in Roman times.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

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

Wonderful Water Pipes

Archaeologist Marta Alberti takes a closer look at a key discovery of the 2019 excavations: an oak water pipe.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

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.

Events

  • Light it up! - Winter Workshop

    16th November
    Winter festivals feature in almost every festival and culture not least the Romans. Join Potted History in using traditional techniques to create an oil lamp, candle holder or incense burner to use this winter. Read more

  • Vile Vindolanda

    26th October - 3rd November
    Join one of our specially themed Vile Vindolanda tours and find out all about the some of the gross and gruesome things that went on in Roman times. Read more

News

  • 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