Rockbourne Roman Villa
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The villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known Roman villa in the area. It's history spans the period from the Iron Age through to the 5th century AD.
Today you can walk around the remains of the villa and visit the site museum which displays many of the fascinating objects found on the site and shows what life was like for the Roman Britons who lived here over 1600 years ago.
The villa site includes bath houses, living quarters, farm buildings and workshops.
Visitors can see the best mosaics, part of the underfloor heating system and the outline of the Villa's forty rooms.
Archaeological site, Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site
3 April- 29 September 2011
Daily 11.00 - 16.00 Last Admission 15.30
Closed: October - March
Family: £8.00 (Flexible)
Free to Hampshire County Council schools & members of the Association of Roman Archaeology
Special rates available for pre-booked groups
The museum building is fully accessible for wheelchairs, but the villa grounds are rough grass and may prove inaccessible.
The Rockbourne Archaeology Festival
Come face to face with the Butser Roman Legion, get hands on in our mock dig with Wessex Archaeology, get on board Hants and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology activity bus, make and mark your own roman brick and lots lots more to see, do and discover.
- Any age