Vindolanda Youth Panel 2024

We are looking for young people aged between 15 – 18 to get involved in a special youth led project exploring the impact of climate change on ancient archaeology. Extremes in weather, such as increasing temperatures and period of high levels of rain impacts the preservation of archaeology, from which we gain a rich knowledge about the ancient communities and societies who lived before us. The project will result in a 'Takeover Day' at the Roman Army Museum, which will be decided by the group itself. Ideas could include: 

  • Climate action craft activity.
  • Audio tour.
  • Create your own interpretation.
  • Blog. 
  • ‘Object in focus’ guided tour.


Sessions will commence on 27th January 2024, 10am – 3pm at Vindolanda’s Robin Birley Archaeology Centre.

There will be a subsequent four sessions on 1st February, 8th February, 15th February and 22nd February 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Vindolanda’s Headley Centre. The 'Takeover Day' will be held on 24th February 11am – 3pm at the Roman Army Museum.

What we offer:

  • Access to look behind the scenes and work with Vindolanda’s unique small finds collection.
  • Developing skills such as project planning, time management, creative and critical thinking, communication and teamwork.
  • Diversity and disability awareness. 
  • Meeting experts from the heritage and archaeology sector.

What we want from you:

  • Reliability to commit to the project
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Willingness to learn and contribute 

If you are interested, please send an expression of interest which includes your name, age, and a couple of sentences as to why you want to be involved in the project to Sophie at [email protected] by January 25th, 2024.

Youth Panel 2022-23

Our 2022-2023 Youth Panel have created the blog below about their experiences creating a temporary exhibition for the Roman Army Museum that looked at identity on the frontier. The youth panel went through all the stages of curating a display for a museum including choosing a theme, the objects and designing the display. They went into the Vindolanda stores and got a behind the scenes look at how museum curation works.

Youth Panel blog

Youth panel 2022-2023