Newport Roman Villa

An Introduction to Newport Roman Villa

The bath suite at Newport Roman Villa.

Service update - COVID-19

To help keep everyone safe at Newport Roman Villa;

A QR code will be available for the site to register your visit. If you do not have the NHS App you can leave your name and contact number instead. The data will be held securely and deleted after 21 days. The data will not be used for any other purpose than NHS Test and Trace.

We encourage the wearing of face coverings within Villa.

During your visit we advise that you continue to maintain social distancing with other visitors.

If you or a member of your household has any COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with someone that has the virus, please do not visit the villa.

Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the site.

We have taken away some high-contact exhibits and displays but will be providing photo hunts, activity packs and guide notes free of charge. We have a limited facility to take payment by card so please allow a little extra time if you need to pay in this way.

For more information phone - site 01983 529720 / office 01983 823433

Newport Roman villa is now closed for the winter. It will reopen on 1 April 2022

During the two week October half term (18 to 29 October 2021) the Villa will be open for special community days. This will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week, from 10am - 3pm, last admission 2:30pm.

Welcome to Newport Roman Villa a 1,700 year old farmhouse and a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of our Heritage Service. Discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house dug foundations for a garage, subsequent 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.

You can find out more about the Roman occupation of the Isle of Wight by exploring the exhibition area, which displays artefacts found throughout the Isle of Wight. You can also take a 360° virtual tour of the villa on Google Maps.