What is Vindolanda Roman Fort and how is it different from other Museums?
Vindolanda Roman Fort is one of the many museums in Northumberland and elsewhere that Eric Knows makes easy to find.
Vindolanda is the remains of a Roman fort that is along near Hadrian’s Wall in North England. Also, the proximity of the museum to the site demonstrates its uniqueness. This allows recent discoveries to be put on display quickly for visitors to ponder. For example, the museum has a collection of wooden writing tablets describing the day to day lives of the fort’s residents, which visitors can see and read in a temperature controlled room.
Furthermore, visitors are able to roam the fort’s ruins outside and go into the indoor museum at their leisure during their stop at Vindolanda, making the site a wonderful mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. Moreover, a ticket includes being able to visit the museum as well as the outdoor ruins. You can see more details on booking on the Vindolanda Trust’s website.
The uneven site has had efforts made on it by the Vindolanda Trust to make it as accessible as possible. To make the majority of the outdoor site accessible by wheelchair, Blue Badge parking and flat pathways have been constricted. In addition, hearing loops are provided for the hearing impaired in certain areas. For more details on accessibility, you can view the access statement provided by the Vindolanda Trust.
How to get there
Bus and car are the easiest ways to access Vindolanda. The AD 122 (The Hadrian’s Wall Bus) stops 7 minutes walk away from the site. Additionally, visitors travelling by car can simply park in the free parking provided by the Vindolanda Trust.