Archaeology and history for everyone

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

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

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

Festival of the Rose

1 May - 6 June 2022
Roman Army Museum

See the Roman Army Museum decorated with roses to commemorate Rosalia the festival of the rose, an ancient Roman festival particularly special to the Roman soldiers.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Roman Army Museum,Greenhead, Brampton

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon

2nd June
Roman Vindolanda

We will join communities along the line of Hadrian's Wall to honour The Queen by lighting a beacon. This is a community event. The site will be open and free to access from 8pm.

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Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Vindolanda,,

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

  • The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon

    2nd June
    Roman Vindolanda

    We will join communities along the line of Hadrian's Wall to honour The Queen by lighting a beacon. This is a community event. The site will be open and free to access from 8pm. Read more

  • Roman Pottery Demonstration

    2nd - 3rd June 2022
    Roman Army Museum
    Meet Potted History's Graham Taylor at the Roman Army Museum. See how Romans made their pots and learn about Roman pottery. 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