Friend and FOE?


We are really grateful for our many Friends of Epiacum (FOE), some who have shared our journey from the start! Back in 2010, we constituted and first launched our organisation, initially as a Limited Company and, more recently, as a Charity – Epiacum Heritage

Lots of people are enthusiastic about what we are doing and (we hope) that if you are reading this, that you are amongst them! But are you a Friend or a FOE?

Our work had progressed year on year – we have run events, increased interpretation , worked with various organisations, successfully run projects, developed research, amongst many other things.  We pride ourselves on being a “developing organisation” , and one which thinks creatively about how best to make the Epiacum site accessible and engaging (which is sometimes a challenge!)

Our  “FOE” organisation has run alongside us and is a great way for people to help us grow. With just over 60 people currently, we are grateful to each and every one for supporting our journey.  In return, our Friends receive regular newsletters, get to hear about events before they are advertised – as well as receiving discounts, where possible – and all for just £10 per year . We are currently looking at ways to further develop this and help people to feel more involved.

If being a FOE is something you feel would be worthwhile, you can join us – it’s simple………….. click on the link here where you can join immediately using our PayPal link

Alternatively, you can send a cheque (made payable to Epiacum Heritage) to us at

Epiacum Heritage ,Castle Nook, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BG

Looking forward…………. we have lots of news to share over the next few months.

Why not join us today and be amongst the first to know?  Our formal renewal date is 01 June , although we welcome new Friends at any time. But by joining today, you can benefit from a full 12 month membership! Thank you



Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England