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

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


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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.

Maximum number of pupils: 1 class ‘bubble’

Cost: £40 All materials included

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

Call: 01305 262735

Timeline

Roman Town House

21 September 2021

Dementia Friends Sessions

21 September 2021 11.30am – 12.30pm Free Information Session. Join The Roman Town House Producer and Dementia Champion Megan Dunford to find…

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Roman Town House

22 September 2021

Drawing – Observation and intention

22 September 2021 1.30 pm to 3 pm. “To draw a line is to have an idea.” Richard Serra Join local artist…

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Tours

September

Roman Town House Tours

Discovered in the 1930s, one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England is situated here in Dorchester. Following extensive refurbishment of…

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