Archaeology and history for everyone

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


On Saturday 22nd June the Roman Army Museum will close to the public at 4:30pm. This is due to a private event taking place. 

2024 Magna Excavations

1st April - 27th September 2024
Roman Magna Fort

At the Roman fort of Magna part of the Roman Army Museum, this year excavations will take place in the far corner of the northern field at Magna, encompassing an area that includes a Hadrian’s Wall Milecastle (46) and exploring the vallum and its diversion.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Army Museum & Magna Fort,Greenhead,

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

2024 Vindolanda Excavations

8th April - 20th September 2024
Roman Vindolanda Fort

The archaeologists and their teams of volunteers will be out Mon - Fri weather permitting. We'll be excavating a new area of the site this year. Come see history as it is uncovered. There will be no excavations at Vindolanda in July & August.




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Roman Vindolanda,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Accessible Vindolanda Trust

Download accessibility statements for both our sites and museums, find sensory maps and learn more about what we are doing to make our sites more accessible.


Author: Marta Alberti

Vindolanda collection online

The Vindolanda collection holds thousands of objects which illuminate the daily life of the Roman community who lived on the site nearly 2000 years ago. Explore the artefacts.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Souvenir Hadrian Coin

A specially minted souvenir Hadrian coin from Roman Vindolanda.

Our impact


We estimate that only 27% of Vindolanda has been excavated, meaning we almost have another 150 years of excavating to do!


Since the Vindolanda Trust opened its doors to visitors in 1970 over 5.3 million people have visited our two sites.


The Vindolanda Trust employs 53 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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  • Friends Evening

    22nd June 2024
    Roman Army Museum

    A chance for all of our Friends of Vindolanda members to learn about what has taken place at Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum over the last year, including excavation and research updates and a look at the new facilities at the Roman Army Museum. Read more

  • Vindolanda Guided Tours

    8th 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