Archaeology and history for everyone

"Two destinations | One ticket | A great day out"

Carved stone depicting mystery horseman uncovered.

A beautifully carved sandstone relief which depicts a naked male figure holding a spear stood in front of a horse/donkey has been uncovered during the annual excavations at the Roman fort of Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Booking & Visiting FAQs

Have you got questions about what to expect when you arrive or how to book? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page which answers some of our visitors most popular queries.


Author: Penny Trichler

The 2021 Vindolanda Excavations

The Vindolanda excavations begin again on 29th March. The team are excited to get back in the trenches and welcome back local volunteers to the site with more joining as the season progresses. Marta Alberti gives us a snapshot of where the excavations are and what they hope to achieve this year.

Militaria Exhibition

17th June - 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.




Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Roman Army Museum,Greenhead, Brampton

Our impact


We estimate that only 24% of Vindolanda has been excavated, meaning we have another 150 years of excavating to go!


Since the Vindolanda Trust opened its doors to visitors in 1970 over 5 million people have visited our two sites.


The Vindolanda Trust employs 47 local staff, one of the largest tourism employers in Tynedale.

Our Vision

Overview of the Vindolanda Trusts aims and objectives


Author: Colin Galloway

Location: The Vindolanda Trust, Chesterholm Museum,Westwood, Hexham


  • Romans Return to Vindolanda

    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. Read more

  • Emperor for a Day

    22nd May - 26th September
    Dress your favourite bear or plush as an emperor for the day and bring them out to meet our Emperor Ted bears at the museums. Read more


  • Altars back in the landscape

    Replica altars to the Roman God Jupiter Dolichenus placed back in religious shrine at Vindolanda enabling visitors to see them in their original setting for the first time in 1,800 years. Read more

  • Rare Bronze Hand Discovered

    A small, child sized, and eerily life-like bronze hand has been discovered during the excavation of a Severan fort ditch at Roman Vindolanda. Read more