Update: Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 some of our events have been and may need to be postponed or cancelled. 2020 marks our 50th year as the Vindolanda Trust and we had many events planned for the upcoming year, many of these have been postponed until next year. If you have a Golden Ticket this will last until December 2021 now and you will be able to take advantage of our big 50th anniversary events across both sites. (Updated 17/04/2020)
If you are looking for fun activities to do at home in the meantime please head to our home learning page where we have a selection of Roman themed activities and crafts.
24th October 2020 - 1st November 2020
Half term family trails event. Try our self guided museum trails for some extra fun at the Roman Army Museum this half term. Choose between the Roman Army Survival guide or the Roman Animals trail.
24th October - 1st November
Learn about Vile Vindolanda, find out all about the some of the gross and gruesome things that went on in Roman times.
27th - 31st October 2020
Ever wanted to have a go at excavation but don't want to get dirty? Chat to one of our archaeologists and find out what it's like to excavate at Europe's most exciting archaeological site.
11-12th & 18-19th December 2020
Vindolanda site tour at dusk. Work your way from the museum through the gardens and through the site stopping for photos and chat highlighting some of Vindolanda's features. Wearing of Christmas lights is encouraged!
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.
April - October 2021 ** Re-arranged Dates **
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.
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.