All About Us


NU Digital Heritage seeks to promote and communicate the value of the past by increasing access to the archaeology and material culture of Hadrian's Wall for those that cannot always experience it directly.

History & Vision

NU Digital Heritage was founded by Prof Ian Haynes and Dr Rob Collins at Newcastle University in 2014 through support of the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

Teaching and research in Archaeology at Newcastle University has always benefitted from access to fine collections from great museums and sites in the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, and new technology offers novel ways for both students and enthusiasts to engage with the remains of the past.

Significantly, the growth of 3D capture and print technology allows us to share the world class archaeology with the rest of the world!

Meet the Team

Dr Rob Collins

Research Associate

[email protected]
+44 (0) 191 208 3125

Professor Ian Haynes

Professor of Archaeology

[email protected]
+44 (0) 191 208 7847