Archaeology and history for everyone

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

Cartimandua - Queen of Brigantia

Many of us study Boudica in school but what about the other native British queen? Find out more about Cartimandua and her relationship with the Romans.


Author: Barbara Birley

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Vindolanda Roman Shoe Webinar

12th March 2021 - 7pm
Everything you want to know…and were NOT afraid to ask! The top 10 questions ever asked about the Vindolanda Roman shoes.




Tickets: From £0.00

Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Online

FACT FILE: Vindolanda

Find out more about the Roman Site of Vindolanda.


Author: Barbara Birley

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


  • 2021 Excavations

    The Vindolanda Roman excavations are back for 2021. The archaeologists and small teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. See history as it is uncovered. Read more

  • Easter Word Hunt

    Join us Easter weekend for a free word hunt around the Vindolanda Gardens and Roman fort. Get your 3 clues when you enter the site and then get exploring. Find all the letters and give the right word into the staff at the cafe for your Easter reward. 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