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Survival Appeal

After an unprecedented 2020 it looks like 2021 is going to be tough too. Please consider supporting us and contributing to our future. Thank you for your incredible support.


Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Target amount: £200,000.00

Amount raised: £129,644.79

Comments: 13

Excavation Reports

Excavations run at Vindolanda by the Vindolanda Trust have been ongoing for 50 years and here we have a selection of reports that are now out of print and free to download.


Author: Penny Trichler

Home Learning

Activity sheets for home learning fun. From Roman cooking ideas to spot the difference and much more, there is something for everyone.


Author: Penny Trichler

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


  • Romans Return to Vindolanda

    7th & 8th August 2021
    Both sites welcome back the world famous Ermine Street Guard. Demonstrations and displays, Roman army school, learn about life in the Roman army and see Vindolanda brought to life. Read more

  • Roman Pottery Weekend

    3rd & 4th April 2021
    Join Potted History's Graham Taylor at Roman Vindolanda for a weekend of firing the replica Roman kiln and learning about the Roman pottery of Vindolanda. 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