sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011


Vindolanda Trust Issue Number 1 | www.vindolanda.com
Dear Salvador,
It has been a very exciting few months here at Roman Vindolanda
and the Roman Army Museum
and there is a lot more to look forward to!
Awards and Accolades
In the last few weeks we have been showered with awards and accolades!Over the summer, our 3D film at the Roman Army Museum, ‘Edge of Empire – the Eagle’s Eye’ was awarded the Silver Screen Award at the 2011 US International Film and Video Awards. A great accolade - there were several hundred applicants from all over the world.At the end of September Lonely Planet published its ‘1000 Ultimate Sights’ which contains 100 categories with their top < the world for each category listed – we were ecstatic to find that Vindolanda, the only UK site, has been listed in the ‘Greatest Roman Sights’ section along with Pompeii and the Forum in Rome.The first week in October saw us attending the Awards Dinner for the North East Tourism Awards at the Stadium of Light. Our combined entry for Roman Vindolanda and the was shortlisted in the Large Tourist Attraction of the Year category. We were delighted to be awarded the Silver Award with the Gold Award going to Beamish and the Bronze to The Baltic. It was a great celebration of tourism in the North East of England and we are very proud to have been presented with our Silver Award.In early November we will discover the results of the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards. Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum were nominated for an award by Guild member Gillian Thornton who presented to their AGM which then voted to produce the shortlist; this is then circulated to all Guild members who vote for the winner which will be announced at their Annual Dinner at the Savoy in London in early November. We are keeping our fingers crossed and are very grateful to Gillian for nominating us and are very pleased to have been shortlisted.2011 ExcavationsThe 2011 Excavation season came to a close on Friday 16th September and there is now a full account of all of the work undertaken this year on our website – Click her to find out more
2012 Excavations!!!
Applications for the 2012 Vindolanda Excavation Programme will open on our website at 12 noon on 1st November 2011. All of the basic information is already on our website for you to look at. The system has changed from last year but is straight forward to follow – from 12 noon on 1st November, at the bottom of the Excavation Information page you will have the option to choose whether you want to book excavation and accommodation at the Hedley Centre, or Excavation only, then you choose your month and dates and place the week in your shopping basket, you can then go back and add extra weeks – up to a maximum of 5 in the season. When you go to the check out, you will be asked to fill in all of your details before making your payment. Good Luck to all who are applying! Click here to find out more

Winter Opening
The Roman Army Museum
Fully open, 7 days a week from 10am, until Sunday 13th November 2011. (Closing at 5pm in October and 4pm in November)Monday 14th November 2011 to Friday 10th February 2012 – ClosedSaturday 11th February 2012, fully open from 10am to 5pm daily 
Roman Vindolanda 
Fully open, 7 days a week from 10am, until Sunday 1st January 2012. (Closing at 5pm in October and 4pm in November, December and January)Monday 2nd January 2012 to Friday 10th February 2012 – ClosedSaturday 11th February 2012, fully open from 10am to 5pm daily 
Facebook, Twitter and Trip Advisor
The Vindolanda Trust can now be found on Facebook and Twitter. Our Facebook page is here or you can follow us on Twitter @vindolandatrust
We also have reviews for both Roman Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum on Trip Advisor – so if you would like to add your comments just click here: Roman Vindolanda or Roman Army Museum
With all best wishes from everyone at Roman Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum

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