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Instruments of War: Roman cornu mouthpiece uncovered.

An instrument of war: an exceptionally rare ancient Roman cornu mouthpiece unearthed at Vindolanda this summer gives a unique insight into the sound of the Roman Army.


Author: Sonya Galloway

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

1900 Bunting Exhibition

22nd - 30th October 2022
Join us in celebrating 1900 years of Hadrian's Wall with our 1900 Bunting Challenge Exhibition. 1900 bunting flags created by knitting, crocheting, sewing and more to be displayed at Roman Vindolanda on the replicas of Hadrian's Wall.




Author: Penny Trichler

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

Illuminated sheep at Vindolanda

7th - 9th October 2022
Roman Vindolanda

A brand new visual arts trail will light up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East this autumn and the full flock is coming to Roman Vindolanda! #FindTheFlock




Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Vindolanda ,,

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.

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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  • Magna Guided Tours

    7th May - 2nd October
    Roman Army Museum

    Make the most of your visit to the Roman Army Museum by joining one of our free guided tours of the fort Magna. Explore the rugged landscape that once held an impressive Roman fort. Sturdy footwear required. Read more

  • Saturnalia

    Throughout December
    Roman Vindolanda

    Display of a feast for the festival of Saturnalia in the Activity Centre at Roman Vindolanda. Learn about the winter festival celebrated by the Romans. 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