The 2020 Vindolanda Excavations are FULLY Booked

We do occasionally have places released due to cancellations. Please check on the excavation page in our shop.


(Please read the Excavate and Accommodation information further down this page)

What we will be doing in 2020.

In 2020 the team will be working inside the south western quadrant of the last stone fort, continuing from behind the site of the granaries and heading towards the southern fort wall. This area has never before been subjected to a modern excavation and it is hoped that the archaeological sequence will stretch from the 9th century to the 1st century. In 2020 a focus of the work will be on the end of Roman Vindolanda to the Post-roman period of the 8th or 9th centuries. 

The dates of the 2020 excavations sessions are:

Period 1: 6th -17th April

Period 2: 20th April to the 1st of May

Period 3: 4th -15th of May

Period 4: 18th -29th of May

Period 5: 1st - 12th of June

Period 6: 15th -26th of June

Period 7: 29th of June to the 10th of July

Period 8: 13 July to the 24th of July

Period 9: 27th of July to the 7th of August

Period 10: 24th of August to the 4th of September

Period 11: 7th - 18th of September.

How much does it cost to take part?

In 2020 the cost of a place on the excavations at Vindolanda will be £160 per person for two weeks. This includes the price of your excavation T-shirt, tea, coffee and use of the facilities on the site. This contribution goes directly and entirely towards the research aims and objectives at Vindolanda.

Booking your place for 2020:

Places for 2020 were released at 12 noon on 5th November. All places are now fully booked. 

Excavate & Accommodation

As well as our 'Excavate Only' option which is £160 we also have a limited number of rooms in our on-site Hedley Centre. The inclusive price listed below covers your 12 night stay on a full-board basis and your excavation fee. (Friends of Vindolanda membership is not included and must be purchased in addition). 

Single rooms: £1,200

Twin rooms: £2,000

At the time of booking you will pay a deposit of £160 (single) or £320 (twin). Two further instalments (£520 Single or £840 Twin) are then payable by 30th November 2019 and the 28th February 2020.  

For more information about the Hedley Centre please open or download the PDF sheet below.

Hedley Centre Information

And Finally...

If you missed out on getting a place on the excavations sign up here to our Excavation Cancellation email.