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Magna Excavations 2025

The Magna Excavations are part of a five-year project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will continue until 2027. Find out about what's involved, how to participate and when you can see the digging taking place.

Magna Dig Diary 2024

Dig Diary

Latest updates from the team in the trenches at the Magna Roman Fort 2024 excavations. Here you can follow along as we uncover more of this incredible site.

Volunteer excavator in the trench with their back to the camera showing their Magna Ts-shirt

Magna Excavations 2024


The Magna excavations are part of a 5 year project funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and will continue until 2027. This years excavations started in April 2024 and will be running through until September 2024.

Scheduled Monument Consent


Learn what an Scheduled Monument Consent is why we need one. What are we researching during our excavations at Magna Roman Fort.

Aerial view of the Magna Roman Fort

Latest Research


Magna Dig Diary 2023

Dig Diary

Magna 2023 Dig Diary with all our updates from the team throughout our first season of excavation at Magna Roman Fort.



The research at the site of Magna is a large team effort that involves specialists from many different backgrounds and institutions working in partnership with the Vindolanda Trust.

Archaeologists at the site of Roman Magna on Hadrian's Wall



What does it take to volunteer on the excavations at Magna Roman Fort? We are currently fully booked for 2023. We will release the places for 2024 excavations in November 2023.

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