Our volunteer guides have a vital role to play in delivering memorable and enjoyable tours that bring Vindolanda to life and enhance the visitor experience. We have a team of almost 20 guides that give their time to us through out the year. Our guides are mainly local people but we do have guides who journey from as far away as Lancashire to give tours! Each guide has their own interests and may highlight different parts of the site that inspire and surprise them but they all take you through Vindolanda highlighting the most noteable buildings and explaining its history. You will also be able to get up to date information about the current excavations even when the archaeologists are not digging.

2019 was the first year that the guides made their way over to the Roman Army Museum as well to guide visitors around the remains of the fort Magna, located in the fields behind the museum. It was a great success and after a break in 2020 the guides are back at both sites sharing their knowledge. We are very thankful that our guides are as enthusiastic as the Trust in continuing to learn from our sites and to share that knowledge with the people who visit our sites.

If you would like to become a guide at Vindolanda or Magna please get in touch with Penny via [email protected] with the subject Guiding.