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Romano-British House

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A Hidden Gem

We were staying in Dorchester and visited this site in the evening after our meal. It is tucked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting visit

This was an interesting visit and presented in a way that displayed the site without the need for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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County Hall Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ, England
+44 1305 262735
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Dorchester and visited this site in the evening after our meal. It is tucked away round the back of the County Hall but well worth a visit to see the mosaics and the sheer scale of the house/villa as one of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kenmorris100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting visit and presented in a way that displayed the site without the need for staff-one ismpley needed to turn up. The mosaic floors were beautiful and the story of the graves of infants touching. It seems very strange as it is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ConnieLondon
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Its a look back in time to see how a roman villa looked like with mosaics and the layout of the building partly under cover and closed off the the rest is outside and you can wander around it

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Don B
Reviewed July 1, 2019

A well-designed structure protects the remains of this ancient building from the elements. It is tucked away behind County Hall and just above the river Frome. The house itself is down in a dip with benches and a grassy area to one side. Families could...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Catherine L
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We were expecting to see the mosaic's in more detail. Could only see them through glass. Not very easy to get too.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank VALERIE880
Reviewed June 3, 2019

The Roman house sits behind the town hall and has been very sensitively preserved (1999). You can see through and around the glazed walls but the fabric and the mosaic floors are protected by the roof as well. At first it looks like it will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed March 26, 2019

A really lovely example of a Roman house in this Historic town. You can almost hear the voices of the Roman family and their guests as they lived in relative luxury.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MAH38469
Reviewed February 28, 2019

This is an open air display effectively, entirely free and you are allowed to wander all over the small sight. The mosaics are of wonderful quality and you get a real sense of the villa that once stood here. In all it's about a 20min...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stagbag
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Small site, mosaics partly covered / screened with glass panels, some of the lights were not working , so unable to see in full glory ! Worth a wander around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Allan S
Reviewed January 2, 2019

An amazing Roman house with find examples of intac mosaic flooring and more than a hint of the past lifestyle.

Date of experience: September 2018
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