At the Roman fort of Magna part of the Roman Army Museum, this year excavations will take place in the far corner of the northern field at Magna, encompassing an area that includes a Hadrian’s Wall Milecastle (46) and exploring the vallum and its diversion. This is part of the NHLF funded Magna project find out more about the project here.
Visiting the Excavations
The excavations will start on the Monday 1st April 2024 and run all the way through to the Friday 27th September 2024. Nearly 250 volunteers will be helping us to excavate this site in 2024.
The excavation site will be open for visitors Monday – Friday, weather permitting. The excavators will be on site between 9:30am – 12noon, 1pm – 2:30pm & 3pm – 4pm.
Visitors can learn about the ongoing excavation and see the work in progress. If the weather has stopped the excavations there will be no access given to the excavation site. Please remember to respect the boundaries of the excavations.
The site is not accessible and you need to cover rough terrain to reach the excavation area, sturdy boots and trousers are recommended.
To keep up to date with the excavations at Magna visit our Dig Diary for the latest news from the trenches. Hear from our archaeologists about the archaeology, recent finds and daily life on the excavations.