Rockbourne Roman Villa

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.

Venue Type:

Archaeological site, Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open Apr - Sep, please check days and times before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult £3.30
Child [5-15 years] £2.20
Concession £2.20
Family ticket £8.65

Additional info

The museum building is fully accessible for wheelchairs, but the villa grounds are rough grass and may prove inaccessible.

Collection details


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Experience the Iron Age at Rockbourne Roman Villa

  • 26 July 2015 11am-3:30pm

Celebrate life before the Villa in this living history and combat training event.

There will be lots of hands on activities and costumes for children to try. Participants will have the opportunity to have a go in our 'mock' dig. There will also be timed tours of the site for adults and older children.

No need to book.
All ages welcome.
Cost: Standard admission applies. Additional £2.50 per child for all making activities (optional).
Free parking. Dogs welcome on site on leads.


Including Gift Aid Adult £3.70 Child [5-15 years] £2.50 Concession £3.00 Family ticket £10.00 Without Gift Aid Adult £3.30 Child [5-15 years] £2.20 Concession £2.70 Family ticket £9.00 Free to members of Association of Roman Archaeology, Young Archaeology Club and the Art Fund 25% Group discount if you book in advance


Rockbourne Roman Villa



0845 603 5635

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.