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 the covered Roman Town House structure and grounds we are proud to have partnered with Dorset Council to offer the opportunity of a guided tour of the covered structure and grounds.
Our trained guides will take you through a brief history of the site and the precious artefacts recovered and now on display at the Dorset Museum. Following this, they will take you to the site of the Roman Town House and allow you to enter the covered building which hosts a number of really special features including some of the original wall paint and mosaics and a beautifully preserved example of an underfloor heating system.
Tours start at Dorset Museum where our trained guide will give a short presentation on the history of the site and recent excavation. Followed by a quick visit to the People’s Gallery to be shown some of the key artefacts recovered from the site. The tour will then move over to the Roman Town House site via Colliton House and West Walks which is of historical importance. The full guided tour will then commence of the internal and external Town House site before returning to the Museum.
Saturday 21st May 10:30am Book Now
Saturday 11th June 10:30am Book Now
Saturday 25th June 10:30am Book Now
Saturday 9th July 10:30am Book Now
Roman Town House - Guided Tour Adult £18.00 Roman Town House - Guided Tour Child (under 15) £10.00 Roman Town House - DNHAS Member Guided Tour Adult £8.00 Roman Town House - DNHAS Member Guided Tour Child £5.00 Ticket includes entry to the museum
Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening
Thu 19th May - 5:00pm
This talk explores the exhibition with the help of its key objects from across Europe, including the first loan to Britain of the Nebra sky disc and several important objects kindly loaned to the exhibition by Dorset Museum.
Thu 19th May - 7:00pm
The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time
Sat 28th May - All day
Model theatre-making based on Hardy's novels and the model by Thomas Tilley for the Hardy Players in the Hardy's Dorset Gallery.
Tue 31st May - 10:00am
Join Tom Sharpe, formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales, and author of ‘The Fossil Woman: A life of Mary Anning’, to examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman.
Thu 22nd Sep - 7:00pm