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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Address: Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
Phone Number: 01243 785859
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Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Colleges & universities, Theaters, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: History museums, Colleges & universities, Theaters, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum in half term, without children, and it was lovely to see how enthusiastic the staff were, in costume and with a variety of activities including rubbings, weaving and dress up. The Palace is made up of 5 main areas - firstly, a museum which tells about the discovery of the mosaics in the 1960s, then works... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The scale of this site is quite mind boggling really. You have to use your imagination but it just adds to the significance and sophistication of the appreciation of the Roman influence

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hadn't been here for ages. Staff very welcoming. The display gives you some idea of the scale of the original palace. The mosaic work is very detailed and well displayed. The information points are very good, and this is an ideal place to learn about Roman Britain. Took 2 8 year olds over half term and there were lots of... More 

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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Been meaning to visit here for a while and today was the day. Unfortunately we left it a bit late in the day but still managed to learn a great deal thanks to the informative guide. Just managed to catch the last tour of the day and glad we did, it really brought the past to life. Interesting museum but... More 

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southampton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I wouldn't normally think to post a review about an attraction (as opposed to a hotel or restaurant) but I felt the need to in this instance, given the excellence of the staff at Fishbourne. The woman who served us at the entrance desk was extremely friendly, asked about the ages of the children, and seemed to go out of... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Didn't feel as if there was much order to the layout and walkways around the exhibits. Not really any staff about to ask question to about certain parts. Not very toddler friendly. Disabled toilet facilities not well laid out.

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Actually it was a few years ago we visited, our daughter was studying the Romans - so we spent pretty much a full day here. The mosaics and wonderful and there is a lot to see, worth visiting - regardless of if children are covering the Romans.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It had been many years since my last visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace but I'm so glad Imtook the opportunity to revisit. The exhibitions are wonderful but the highlight for me was visiting the research centre. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes with restoration and we were even allowed to handle some of... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Well worth a visit, especially for the dolphin mosaic. it was freezing cold the day we went but still managed to enjoy it all. The video is very good for background info, the museum is well set out, and the cafe has good food at good prices.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great day out, especially for families. So many beautiful mosaic's,a fantastic Roman Palace. You get a real picture of how life was lived in this huge Palace and gardens that are laid out and used as the Romans would have used them. Lots of information available, nice shop, great picnic area. Wear comfy shoes, bring your camera and have a... More 

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