Archaeology and history for everyone

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

Revealing Magna

You can support the research and conservation of Magna Roman fort. The Vindolanda Trust are looking to prevent further damage by changing climates and reveal the history of this amazing fort which has the same levels of preservation as Vindolanda.


Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £3,627.32


Top treasures to go on display

More of Britain's top treasure are set to go on display at Vindolanda in 2020 as information contained within new documents is deciphered.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Vindolanda's top 10 finds of the decade

2010 to 2019 has been an exceptional period of discoveries at Roman Vindolanda and Dr Andrew Birley has listed his personal top 10.

Vindolanda January Site Tours

6th January - 7th February
Site Tours - Make the most of your visit to Vindolanda by joining one of our daily 11:30am free guided tours, though our museums are closed the site will be open!




Author: Penny Trichler

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

Our Vision

Overview of the Vindolanda Trusts aims and objectives


Author: Colin Galloway

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

Vindolanda site staying open in January

The Roman site of Vindolanda will remain open to the public during January 2020 as the Trust starts its 50th anniversary celebrations.


Author: Sonya Galloway

Location: Chesterholm Museum,Bardon Mill, Hexham

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.


  • Militaria Exhibition

    1st April - 31st October 2020
    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. Read more

  • Vindolanda Trust Celebrates 50 Years

    1st April
    The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Vindolanda Trust will be celebrated with the opening of the new Robin Birley Archaeology Centre, and birthday cupcakes available to buy. 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