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Excavation Bursaries for Tyne Valley students

Historic England is partnering with the Vindolanda Trust to offer 10 bursary places for the 2022 excavations, reserved to students aged 16-19. Applicants must be in full time education or freshly graduated from schools in the Tyne Valley Catchment area, including Brampton, Haydon Bridge and Hexham.

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Author: Marta Alberti

Vindolanda 2022 Calendar

We have selected some of our favourite photographs for our new 2022 A4 wall calendar: Roman Vindolanda throughout the seasons.

Booking & Visiting FAQs

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

Atto's table

Who was Atto and what was his job at Vindolanda? Was he bored when he carved his name into his work bench? Was it his bench that he did not want to share? Was he the cobbler who had sat for days repairing soldiers’ footwear? The punch marks certainly suggest that this bench was used for leatherwork...

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Author: Anneke Hackenbroich

1900 Bunting Challenge

24 January - 23 September 2022
Join us in celebrating 1900 years of Hadrian's Wall with our 1900 Bunting Challenge. Create by knitting, crocheting or sewing the shield design bunting flags to help us reach our target of 1900 bunting flags to be displayed at Roman Vindolanda in October 2022.

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Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill,, Hexham

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

  • 1900 Bunting Challenge

    24 January - 23 September 2022
    Join us in celebrating 1900 years of Hadrian's Wall with our 1900 Bunting Challenge. Create by knitting, crocheting or sewing the shield design bunting flags to help us reach our target of 1900 bunting flags to be displayed at Roman Vindolanda in October 2022. Read more

  • Militaria Exhibition

    12th February - November 2022 *Extended*
    Roman Army Museum

    A temporary exhibition at the Roman Army Museum showing an assembly of militiary artefacts never seen in pulbic which are on private loan to the Vindolanda Trust. 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