Can you help us fund the Robin Birley Archaeology Centre?

A new multi-purpose excavation and post-excavation facility at Roman Vindolanda

Help us towards securing the future of research at the site of Vindolanda.  This new facility will be the base for both excavation and post-excavation for the next generation.

The design concept links back to the former Nissen Huts that were used for education purposes in the 1970s as well as the vaulted roof structure of the Roman Bath House which is directly adjacent to the site. The building utilises the existing foundations and doesn’t impact on the archaeological asset. The Vindolanda Trust have appointed Newcastle based Napper Architects to design the new facility.  The design of the building reflects the early Nissen sheds that used to be located here in the 1970's.  The new design incorporates rainwater recycling, has low running and maintenance costs and importantly is accessible, enabling more people to use the facility. With planning permission granted we anticipate starting construction in October 2019.

Unlike the existing wooden sheds, this new facility can be used all year round.  Out with the excavation season the building can be a classroom for educational visits, a base for archaeological workshops and post-excavation research.