Want to work along side archaeologists at one of Britain’s most unique sites?

Do you fancy working alongside archaeologists at one of Britain’s most unique sites? Epiacum is a totally unmatched, one-off archaeological and historical setting going back to mesolithic times, through iron age occupation, the Romans (obviously) into the Medieval and right up to modern times and everything in-between.


Epiacum From Old School House


Help to dismantle the dry stone wall that cuts Epiacum Roman fort in half. The wall was put up around 1843 right across the middle of the fort and we are getting together a team of people under the supervision of archaeologist Al Oswald who has made this project possible by generously donating his time over the fortnight, along with others, to dismantle the wall, identify the Roman bits and remove the rest.

Built around 122 AD Epiacum is the only Roman Fort of its kind in the entire Roman Empire and you can be part of the next phase of it’s history.

Volunteers will learn about the history of the fort and the astonishing history of area that has everything from Bronze age mining and burials, Iron age villages, The Roman occupation, medieval farming and death, right through to you making history in September.

To be part of the A Team click here

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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