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Newport Roman Villa

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A wonderful insight into the Isle of Wight's Roman history

This venue offers amazing value and a fantastic insight into the Roman history of the island. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tris1976
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A hidden gem

Not easy to find but a lovely informative museum. Worth a visit to see a basic rural Roman Villa... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
933pams
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Milborne Saint Andrew, United Kingdom
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Newport Roman Villa is a fine example of a Romano-British farmhouse built in 280 AD. The Villa has a well preserved bath suite with hypocaust central heating. Illustrative text panels provide a clear explanation of the site and there are artefacts...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Cypress Road, Newport PO30 1HA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 933pams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Melvyn D
Reviewed June 23, 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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JuneK447
Reviewed October 31, 2018

As others have said, this is not in the same league as Lullingstone or Fishbourne, but it is interesting and there is plenty of information provided. Various children's activities were generally quite imaginative, although the quiz possibly needs a re-write, as our 10 year old,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Clarevs2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I wanted to go to this site because I read the mosaic is one of the best preserved in Europe. It's on a similar scale to Lullingstone villa. The woman in the main room was very informative and enthusiastic and she spent time afterwards to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank QuackieQuackQuack
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I recently visited for the first time since I was at school when I had little interest in history. Now about 50 years later I thoroughly enjoyed it. There are lots of interesting facts dotted about the villa but the biggest surprise for me was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank WightStripe
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The villa is in the back streets of Newport and very difficult to park. If you find it it’s well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank douglasroberts4
Reviewed September 24, 2018

If you're expecting a Brading, or even a Fishbourne, then rein in your expectations. This is small, but nonetheless, it gives a good impression of the original layout, and some of the sub-ground level stuff is well presented (Lots of Roman remains suffered plundering of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank OffshoreAlan
Reviewed September 8, 2018

A unique opportunity to step foot into the past. It's real, not a set, not made up, REAL . There in the middle of a residential street, the amazing remains of a Roman villa

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cherylmedcalf2018
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