24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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The Eighth Legion

Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN

09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022 , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Vindolanda Trust

The event will run from 10am – 4pm with lots of opportunities to explore the Roman camp. You will be able to see your name being written in Roman cursive script and find out about Roman surveying and engineering. There will be two torsion artillery machines on display, which will be demonstrated in use as well as displays with the soldiers. The Eighth Legion soldiers will be available for a chat, and our Medicus will be on standby with some Roman remedies. We will be offering sacrifices to the gods, and perhaps we can interest you in some nice shoes once your spirits have been lifted! All the activities other than the military displays will be ongoing, so there will be plenty of time to see everything during your visit.

You can book a free arrival window when you purchase your ticket online to guarantee entry to the site on event days. These will be released at least one month prior to the event.

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