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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
01243 785859
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Educational Sites, Theaters, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is our third visit in a period of ten years and the attraction/museum shows continuous improvement. It can be enjoyed in two ways - either as a day out as an interactive attraction for the children,or as a serious ( and enjoyable ) learning experience about Roman culture in Britain . The museum has been enlarged and contains more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum displaying the remains of mosaics from this huge Roman palace, which burnt down in 270 AD. Reconstructions put the whole edifice into its historical context through models and CGI on video. Reconstructed garden a good idea, though a little drab. Worth a visit if you're interested in Roman history.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

What a gem in the West Sussex countryside. We visited on a Thursday which meant we were treated to lots of interesting things to do for the children (aged 10 and 22) and us adults too, from dressing up as Romans to making clay pots, traditional food and wine, silver rings and a fascinating chat with the local archaeologist. We... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the place......great for all of us, age range 4-64! A tad expensive for the group of us.....but at least we have done it! We loved the history of the discovery - would love to have seen it built as an original roman palace instead of the modern timber.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just got back from a visit to the Roman Palace. It was a well preserved and interesting site. There were interesting things to do for younger kids (Thursday seems the best day to go for kids as they have dressing up activities). Also need to look out for special events days ie Gladiators. The visit is about two hours and... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The morning we visited it was very quiet which was lovely for strolling around. The best part however were the two separate half hour talks we attended which were really interesting and informative and brought the place alive for us. Well worth a visit!

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This villa is at the end of a residential street, with trains trundling past it- really amazing! There are lots of very good displays, mosaic floors and gardens that give a true impression of what the original palace must have been like. Would have been enhanced by an audio guide. Introductory film better than these things often are though.

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Esmoriz, Portugal
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

i very nice place to visit, full of ancient history. with some imagination one can travel back in time to an opollent palace. if visiting do take the time to enjoy the lovely and shady grass entrance and nice coffee shop (tip: excelent cakes)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fishbourne Roman Palace is well worth at least a half day visit. There are extensive mosaics and interesting half-hour guided tours. The gardens are possibly the fitst formal garden in Britain and the finds store also fascinating.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Having driven past the brown signs for years I finally decided to make the visit and wished I'd done it sooner. Wonderful spread of mosaics, obviously, and excellent presentation of the history by enthusiastic staff.

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