Archaeology and history for everyone

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

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.


Author: Penny Trichler

Hipposandals on display at Roman Army Museum

Four Roman horseshoes uncovered at Vindolanda have gone back on public display at the Roman Army Museum.



Sounds of History

7th April 2023
Roman Vindolanda Gardens

Join us in the Vindolanda Activity Centre to learn about the ancient mouthpiece found at Vindolanda in 2022. Handle the 3D printed replica and hear the sound it might have made.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Vindolanda Vindolanda,Chesterholm Museum,

2023 Vindolanda Excavations

3rd April - 22nd September 2023
Roman Vindolanda Fort

The Vindolanda excavations are back for 2023. The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. See history as it is uncovered.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Our impact


We estimate that only 25% 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

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  • Roman Army Recruitment Day

    19th-20th August
    Roman Army Museum
    Join the Ermine Street Guard at the Roman Army Museum. Have a go at archery, learn about the cavalry and march in formation with the legionaries! Will you join the Roman Army? Read more

  • Vindolanda Guided Tours

    3rd April - 19th October
    Make the most of your visit to Vindolanda by joining one of our free 45 minute guided tours of the Roman Vindolanda fort site including an overview of the site and archaeological highlights. 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