An Introduction to Newport Roman Villa
Newport Roman Villa has closed for the winter season. We will re-open on Monday 3 April. Opening times are Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am to 2.30pm. Last entry time is 2.30pm every day.
February Clay Days at Newport Roman Villa
Newport Roman Villa will open in February Half Term on Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 February from 10am to 2pm.
Entrance to the Villa on these half term activity days will be £1 per person. This includes admission and all activities.
Booking is not required. Numbers in the activity room will be limited at busy times. If seats are not available we will provide a clay kit for you to create your masterpiece at home.
Welcome to Newport Roman Villa, a 1,700 year old farmhouse and Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of The Isle of Wight Heritage Service.
Discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house dug foundations for a garage. Later excavations revealed extensive remains of a late Romano-British farmhouse built around 280 AD. 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. Sections of the Villa have been reconstructed to illustrate the building materials used. You can peep into a Roman kitchen and see preparations for a Roman feast. Discover the plants Romans would have used in the beautiful herb garden.
We now have Plantlock bike parking in front of the Villa, for the security parking of two bikes.
You can find out more about the Roman occupation of the Isle of Wight by exploring the exhibition area. The exhibition displays artefacts found throughout the Isle of Wight.
You can also take a 360° virtual tour of the villa on Google Maps.