Newport Roman Villa

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Newport Roman Villa

Newport Roman Villa
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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** Now closed for 2020 season, reopening Spring 2021 ** Newport Roman Villa is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service. The well-preserved remains at Newport Roman Villa provide a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain. The Villa has a superb bath suite with under floor heating and remnants of mosaic floors. Discover the plants Romans would have used in the beautiful herb garden. 2021 Opening: TBC. Booking advised. Admission: Adult - £3.75; Seniors - £3.25; Children (5-17 yrs) + Students - £2.75; Children under 5 – Free; Families - £11.00 ** Please visit our website for further information and Covid-19 safety procedures **
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Rich & Chels
Salisbury, UK59 contributions
Lovely Gem
Sep 2020 • Couples
Though you won’t spend more than an hour, it’s well worth the admission price! Great set up and really interesting signs detailing the history. Check their website for opening times before you go 👍🏻
Written September 13, 2020
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SunInTheSky
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Lovely small museum and helpful staff
Aug 2020 • Family
Took my 7 year old here and spent around an hour or so having a look round. What I liked about this particular site is that its right in the middle of an ordinary street of houses so really brings home the history beneath our feet!
We also liked the garden and the information board about what the Romans used various plants and herbs for. My son enjoyed any gruesome fact he saw and the little trail they gave him.

The staff were really helpful and friendly, small gift shop on exit. Went when it first re opened after lockdown and the additional covid measures they had in place were good too.
Written August 26, 2020
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Terry R
37 contributions
Remarkable site
Sep 2019 • Couples
A very worthwhile visit with plenty of information available from the volunteers and staff. Accessibility is good allowing everyone to view easily the remains of the Villa. Other artefacts and items of interest were available to view within the museum.
Written October 12, 2019
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TravelAngel149
Worthing, UK19 contributions
A little Roman time capsule
Sep 2019
I have vague memories of visiting a roman villa while on a school trip to the island before and seen as we were in Newport at the time we decided to check it out, it was actually very interesting, I never knew Romans had so many bathing rooms! You can see pieces of mosaic, some of the artifacts dug up from the site and reconstructions in some of the rooms and in the garden outside to give you a feel of what it may have been like to live there. Honestly it’s not as big as some of the other attractions on the island but it’s great if you like history and it’s indoors so it’s weatherproof, overall we found it worthwhile although as it’s in a residential area it can be difficult to spot but on the bright side you can park pretty much right outside.
Written October 2, 2019
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montague
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unexpectedly delightful
Sep 2019 • Couples
Fantastic Roman bath house, set up in a very engaging display! There's also a great range of activities for kids. Rachel at the front desk was very helpful and welcoming. About a 20-30 minute scenic walk from Carisbrooke Castle.
Written September 13, 2019
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william H
Warwickshire, UK122 contributions
Hidden Roman gem in Newport
May 2019 • Family
Hidden little gem in the middle of a residential street. Interesting kids loved the interactive room and enjoyed making mosaic tesirary panels cooking Roman meals on the play range. Its very small but gives a insight into life at that time. Well stocked shop friendly warden who made us very welcome.
Written August 30, 2019
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Tris1976
Birmingham, UK218 contributions
A wonderful insight into the Isle of Wight's Roman history
Aug 2019 • Family
This venue offers amazing value and a fantastic insight into the Roman history of the island.
It costs just £11 for a family of four (£8.80 with English Heritage membership).
The villa was discovered by workers due to excavate the site for garages to be built and what a found it was.
You can see the bases of the different rooms used for bathing by Romans, from the Fridgarium (cold, plunge pool style room) to the hottest steam room style ones.
It explains what each one would be used for and details how the Romans came over to the island and built several villas.
The garden enlightens on herbs Roman's grew and used in their everyday lives for medicines, bathing and cooking.
An activity room at the end enables you to dress as a Roman, simulate Roman meals with plastic foodstuffs, try your hand at weaving, arch construction and mosaic making and more.
At the very end is a more museum section, with further descriptions and artefacts on display and a reasonably priced gift shop.
An ideal guide time to see the villa and read all about it is probably around an hour but we visited on a rainy day so opted to stay their longer and spent more time in the activity rooms.
We spent more than two hours there and had learnt so much about the Roman way of life and how they arrived on the Isle of Wight and mainland UK by the time we left.
Well worth a visit for a fascinating insight into the island's Roman history.
Written August 14, 2019
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Pam S
Milborne Saint Andrew, UK170 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2019 • Friends
Not easy to find but a lovely informative museum. Worth a visit to see a basic rural Roman Villa. Good simple information and descriptions. Very friendly, helpful staff.
Written August 12, 2019
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Melvyn D
20 contributions
Hidden delight
Jul 2019 • Couples
Very interesting little museum, very welcoming and dog friendly. If you have an hour to spare well worth a visit. Nice displays and very informative. Small but very pleasant garden.
Written July 21, 2019
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June K
Pulborough, UK88 contributions
A surprise!
Jun 2019
This unassuming frontage, set between thirties houses, leads you into a delightful and detailed Roman Villa. Good activities for children in the education room, and a clear insight into domestic life for a middle ranking family. Be aware that parking is difficult though.
Written June 23, 2019
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