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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
01243 785859
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums, Educational Sites, Theaters, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good wheelchair access here to see almost everything well worth a visit if you are interested in roman britian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Went here last week. The exhibition was fabulous and the guide who took us round was extremely knowledgeable and made it both interesting and amusing. We would certainly go again. We went to the cafe and had an excellent lunch at a good price.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Astounding what can be found under a field when you try to build on it! I am looking forward to after they have extended the site under the neighbouring houses and road!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the largest Roman palace found in Britain and is on a par in size with the Imperial palaces in Rome. The remains on view consist of the northern wing of rooms and the northern half of the large central garden. The mosaic floors protected by an impressive viewing gallery are truly wonderful and form the main interest of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We enjoyed sampling the Roman style food and admired the knowledge of the volunteers who provided it and talked about it. We also rated the artefact handling very highly. The volunteer was enthusiastic and knew his stuff.

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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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