Newport Roman Villa

An Introduction to Newport Roman Villa

The bath suite at Newport Roman Villa.

2022 Opening Times

  • April, May, June - Mon, Weds and Fri: 10.30am to 2.30pm (last entry)
  • July and August - Mon to Sat: 10.30am to 2.30pm (last entry)
  • September - Mon, Weds and Fri: 10.me to 2.30pm (last entry)

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, 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.

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, which displays artefacts found throughout the Isle of Wight. You can also take a 360° virtual tour of the villa on Google Maps.