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Romano-British House

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Zero cost - how good is that

Lots of information given on boards, no entry fees, you can do the whole visit in about 45 minutes... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Chris D
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Worth seeking out

Nicely preserved Roman ruins that clearly show how these houses would have been used. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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County Hall Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Lots of information given on boards, no entry fees, you can do the whole visit in about 45 minutes, but probably best to take longer, walking distance from Dorchester town centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Nicely preserved Roman ruins that clearly show how these houses would have been used. Lots of information available to enhance your visit. Found this site interesting and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1951Ant
Reviewed 26 August 2018

If you have interest in the Romans and are in Dorchester then you have to visit the Romano- British House. It's free and situated just behind the County Hall in a well kept grassy area. Sadly there is no access to the public inside the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

These are the excavated remains of a Romano - British Town House within the Roman Walled town of Durnovaria (modern Dorchester). Although the mosaics are protected from the elements by a large covered structure, the large glass walls allow visitors to see inside. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A freebie. Some of the remaining walls are in the open, but the bulk is under cover to protect the remains. Useful displays help to explain the layout of the building and how it probably developed over its period of use

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KatyP835
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Free to see, albeit now encased in a steel and glass construction after too much vandalism, are the remains of the mosaics, as well as the walls of a grand Roman house. Those parts of the house/farm that had no mosaics have been left open....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Dorchester on a Sunday so many areas were closed but the Roman house was open as usual. I love historical architecture and this is one of the best. It really shows how advanced the Romans were in terms of technology having underfloor heating,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a wonderful find. I find it quite refreshing in its unfunny presentation. The mosaic floors are truly impressive. Nearby are sections of the old Roman city wall and just opposite is a charming bridge and the chillingly named Hangman’s cottage. All in all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank paulc19642017
Reviewed 21 May 2018

With limited signage it's not the easiest to find, hidden behind County Hall, however within easy walking distance of the Town. We chose to visit after working hours, 6pm, so used the Council Car Park free. Discovered in the 1930's during an archaeological dig this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank FlowerGirls08
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Do not drive to the venue - walk to it from the town or nearby parking - lot of parking here for hospital and other services - a short walk from the town - Afterwards you can just nip to the military museum or Dorset...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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