Roman Town House

The Roman Town House in Dorchester is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the country.

The grounds are free to visit and tours of the internal structure are offered by us for a small fee.

Visitors will learn about the excavation and conservation of the Roman Town House as well as life in the Town House during the Roman period.  Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the South Range and will be given a tour of the West Range inside where they will see mosaics in situ.

Roman Town House and Panel

Important Announcement

Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.

Roman Town House, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ


The Roman Town House is owned and managed by Dorset Council, and supported by the Dorchester Joint Heritage Committee and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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School Trips

Timing: 13.00-14.00 | Duration:  1 hour
Roman Town House School Visit

Guided Tours

Guided tours for school parties can be arranged with us. Take part in a guided visit, dress up and handle real Roman objects in this unique setting.  Just an 8-minute walk from Dorset Museum.

For booking your visit and lunch space or an unguided visit.

Call: 01305 262735


Day School

11 November 2023, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Roman Dorset: Town and Country

A day school of talks and tours relating to Roman archaeology in Dorset

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