2018 Excavations Banner stretching across the new excavation area. Volunteers working in background
Archaeological Excavations at Vindolanda
Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill

Archaeological Excavations at Vindolanda

Monday 8th April 2019 until Friday 20th September 2019

2019 is the second year of the five-year research project ‘Understanding Communities and Identities. The Severan fortlet and roundhouse complex at Vindolanda’. 

During 2018 we uncovered a series of ditches from both the Severan and Antonine period and we made some exceptional discoveries.


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Copper alloy hand 10cm found at Vindolanda

                         Bronze votive hand

The excavations take place Monday-Friday (they are subject to weather) and you can watch our archaeologists and teams of volunteers from around the world uncovering more of our famous site. You might just be there when the next amazing discovery is unearthed! 

Please note between 12th August – 23rd August there are no excavations taking place.  We have a range of other activities happening during this time.

Event dates: 
8 Apr 2019 to 20 Sep 2019
Opening details: 
Excavation ongoing Monday - Friday 10-4pm (subject to weather)
Pricing details: 
Free with admission to the site
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