1st April 2024 - 27th September 2024

Visitors to the Roman Army Museum are welcome to visit the excavation area Monday-Friday 10am-12noon, 1pm-2:30pm & 2:30pm-4pm to see the team uncovering history. Suitable footwear for walking through a field recommended. 

The Magna excavations are part of a 5 year project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will continue until 2027. Next years excavations will kick off in April 2024 and run through until September 2024, continuing the current area of excavations Milecastle 46 and beginning to explore the Vallum ditches to the south. You can find out more about the excavation plans for the project and our Scheduled Monument Consent.

To keep up to date with the excavations at Magna visit our Dig Diary for the latest news from the trenches. Hear from our Magna team about the archaeology, recent finds and daily life on the excavations.

Aerial image of Hadrians Wall line with Vallum diversion to the south and  and then the fort of Magna