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Corbridge Roman town is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.
We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click the button below.
Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.
The Romans move a fort half a mile west to the present Corbridge site.
Corbridge is burnt down, possibly in enemy action. A new fort is built.
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After Hadrian builds his wall, Corbridge provides support for it.
Under Hadrian's successor, Antoninus Pius, the fort is rebuilt, using stone for many of the main buildings.
Corbridge becomes a base for legionaries to help man Hadrian's Wall and is run as a supply depot and market.
A fire destroys much of Corbridge, possibly during an invasion across Hadrian's Wall.
Corbridge has special walled compounds for two legionary units, and a large town grows up around the garrison and supply centre.
The fort is apparently abandoned soon after Roman rule in Britain collapses.
King John digs here for treasure, finding nothing but stones 'marked with brass, iron and lead'.
Antiquaries such as John Leland, William Camden and Roger Gale take an interest in the site.
Extensive yearly excavations explore the central area and remains in surrounding fields. A miniature railway is built to remove the spoil in wagons.
Landowner HD Cuthbert gives the central part of the site to the nation.
Annual training excavations at Corbridge produce a generation of Hadrian's Wall archaeologists and Roman army experts.
Archaeologists discover a disintegrated chest that contains a hoard of military equipment, tools and other items from the 2nd century.
See highlights from the collection at Corbridge
The last major excavation takes place. The site is handed over to English Heritage.
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