Rockbourne Roman Villa Museums

Rockbourne Roman Villa
10 miles south of Salisbury


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The remains of a large Roman Villa were discovered in 1942, and were excavated between 1956 and 1974 by the local amateur archaeologist A T Morley Hewitt. In 1972 a purpose-built site museum was created to display the important collection of artefacts found during the excavations.

After the site was taken over by Hampshire County Council Museums Service in 1979, modern displays were developed to show these objects to best advantage.

On the site of the villa the best preserved foundations were left visible, together with two mosaic floors and a hypocaust (heating system). The rest of the site was grassed over, with gravel pathways making the position of walls and showing the outline of buildings.

Attraction Details

VenueRockbourne Roman Villa
Address10 miles south of Salisbury, Rockbourne, Hampshire, SP6 3PG
Opening times10.30 - 6pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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