We always have lots going at the Vindolanda Trust and 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Vindolanda Trust. That means that 2020 is going to be jam packed with exciting events for members of the public to take part in. Including finds handling and dressing up, to bigger weekend events with the reenactment groups like the Ermine Street Guard and LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA. Find out more about the activities & events happening at both Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum!
6th January - 7th February
Site Tours - Make the most of your visit to Vindolanda by joining one of our daily 11:30am free guided tours, though our museums are closed the site will be open!
11th - 22nd February
Ask an Archaeologist - Ever wanted to have a go at excavation but don't want to get dirty? Try out our virtual excavation of Vindolanda! Chat to one of our archaeologists and find out what it's like to excavate at Vindolanda!
15th - 22nd February
Real & Replica finds handling at the Roman Army Museum gives you a chance to see how artefacts found today might have looked in to the Romans. There will be a 3D hologram machine as well as physical replicas.
1st April - 31st October 2020
A temporary exhibition at the Roman Army Museum showing an assembly of militiary artefacts never seen in pulbic which are on private loan to the Vindolanda Trust.
The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Vindolanda Trust will be celebrated with the opening of the new Robin Birley Archaeology Centre, and birthday cupcakes available to buy.
6th April - 18th September 2020
Don't miss out on the excitement of watching the 2020 Roman excavations at Vindolanda. They take place Monday - Friday weather permitting.
11th & 12th April
The Eighth Legion will be bringing Roman life at Vindolanda alive. Come along and find out what it was really like to be a Roman soldier.
15th &16th August
Boths 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.