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Fishbourne Roman Palace

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Address: Roman Way | Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR, England
Phone Number: 01243 785859
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Over 25 years ago I first learned of the Roman remains left in situ and covered by the building to create a museum and wanted to visit. Today I finally managed to visit and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Likes: + Friendly and helpful staff + One or two good examples of almost complete mosaics + Useful short video on the discovery of the site in the 1960s + Nice cafeteria + Gift shop + Small museum Dislikes: - Over-hyped; the Palace is no more and only a tiny fraction of it remains; the venue title should be more... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit. Although bigger than Bignor villa, I didn't think it was as impressive in terms of the quality of mosaics.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Over 25 years ago I first learned of the Roman remains left in situ and covered by the building to create a museum and wanted to visit. Today I finally managed to visit and was not disappointed in any way. The layout, the finds, the audio-visual, all superbly described and perfectly presented. Many hands-on things for kids and adults to... More 

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On the 11th May a new model of Fishbourne Roman Palace made by Mr Chris Read was given to the Palace. This will be so visually impaired people can understand what the Palace looks like. The model is not under glass so that people can feel the buildings. A wonderful addition to an excellent museum. The Roman Palace has so... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

tahe the opportunity to see the amazing constructions made almost two thousand years ago -stunning and impressive

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Occupying an enormous plot, with gardens surrounding it, the museum is laid out on the original footprint of the villa with architectural details which echo its construction. Guided tours if required, always helpful staff. The mosaics aren't the best preserved you could see but there are some large, almost complete ones to see and a small museum displaying other finds... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Well sign posted just off the A27.A purpose built complex of buildings housing a museum ,artefact storage facility, laboratory & undercover exhibition area of mosaics. Recommend you begin your visit by watching the audio visual programme & then join one of the frequent guided tours. The tour guide was very informative & knowledgeable pointing out the key elements of a... More 

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Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have had a great visit today, mosaics and all of the information was brilliant to see. The staff were friendly and helpful. We arrived at a similar time as a family from France, they overtook us in the museum part which made me realise that none of the information was in different languages. We have had a great day... More 

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Bedfordshire England
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74 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A good mix of focus on the mosaics, with a museum tour which gives the Roman context. Also make sure you see the Baldrick film which helps explain the whole site.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Reviewers who have mentioned that parts of Fishbourne are looking a little tired are right - the museum displays are good but feel rather late-60s, and the place as a whole lacks the modern refinement of somewhere like Brading Roman villa on the IoW. However, the video, museum displays, signage, and the sheer size of the place, all add up... More 

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