An Introduction to Newport Roman Villa
Newport Roman Villa has closed for the winter season. We hope to open in May when COVID restrictions allow. Please contact the site to book a visiting slot prior to traveling.
Welcome to Newport Roman Villa a 1,700 year old farmhouse and a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of the Isle of Wight Council 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 a slave preparing a Roman feast. The villa has a hands-on activity room where you can make a mosaic, repair a broken pot or weave a blanket. 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.
Please note we have limited ability to take payment by card, if you would like to pay in this way please allow a little extra time.