Get Involved

There are three ways you can get involved with what’s going on at Epiacum:


Come along to some of our public events These often include guided walks through the landscape, sifting through molehills, learning archaeology from experts, to honouring Bacchus at our Roman Banquet, we have a wide range of events each year. See the latest  events here

Bacchus and his mum at the Roman Banquet



Register as a Volunteer Our enthusiastic volunteers often help out at events and upkeep of the routes on site, as well as getting early notice of upcoming training and other activities.

Volunteer oiling a gladiator before performing



Become a Friend of Epiacum We are delighted that Prof Stewart Ainsworth has agreed to take on the role of President and we look forward to his varied contributions to the work of the Friends. Members can register for a fee of £10 a year and the benefits include:

  • Special Friends events (free of charge)
  • Regular e-bulletins
  • Free (or  discounted) training opportunities

Our first Friends of Epiacum event was on the 21st July 2012, when Stewart led a Guided Walk around the site, looking specifically “beyond the fort” at the archaeological remains identified by the LIDAR imaging which was carried out during that recent research.

Prof Ainsworth explaining landscape archaeology of the site


If you would like to join the Friends of Epiacum, please download and complete the Registration Form found in downloads >
Click here to pay via PayPal (5% transaction fee applies)


To find out more and join the Friends or register as a Volunteer, please email: friendsofepiacum (at)

It will be great to have you with us!

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

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