Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens


The Sussex Archaeological Society has taken the very difficult decision to close Fishbourne Roman Palace completely and cancel any forthcoming events, until further notice.

As a charity we receive no core Government funding and rely solely on the generosity of our members and the public. If you wish to support us during this time, please see the section on our website about how to make a donation.

Any queries, please contact

Welcome to the largest Roman home in Britain

Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. This palace was certainly fit for a king. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. Click here for a short talk about the Palace

2020 Opening Times
1st – 31st January – open Sats and Suns only 10am – 3pm
1st – 14th February – open Sats and Suns only 10am – 4pm
15th February – 31st March – open every day 10am – 4pm
April, May, June, July, August and September – open every day 10am – 5pm
October and November – open every day 10am – 4pm
December – open Sats and Suns only 10am – 3pm (except 26th)

2020 Admission charges:
Adult £10.00
Child (5-16) £5.20
Student/Senior £9.60
Family (2adults and up to 4 children) £28.00
Carer for disabled (if required) Free
Free admission for Sussex Archaeological Society members

2020 Admission price for groups of 15+
Adults/students/seniors £8.60
Children (5-16 years) £4.10


Gift Aid your admission

Look out for our exciting programme of special events throughout the year.  A visit to our shop and café is the perfect way to round off your day. 

If you are looking for more information on our award winning schools and education programme, please click here: Learning at Fishbourne Roman Palace.

For more general information, you can click here for a site plan, practical information to help you plan your visit, additional services we can  offer groups and information on venue and corporate hire.

Our sites are open to all, but anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult, unless agreed in advance with our staff.

We regret that we only allow assistance dogs into the museum and grounds.

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Contact: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QR     tel: 01243 785859


Explore the beautiful gardens to see which plants the Romans grew and what they were used for



Watch the introduction film to see what the Palace looked like 2,000 years ago and find out who may have lived here



Search the museum to find things from everyday Roman life including coins, pottery and jewellery


Collections Discovery Centre

Take a glimpse behind the scenes and see our latest temporary display


Archaeological Remains

Dsicover 2,000 year old remains of the North Wing including the famous collection of in-situ mosaic floors


Tours and Talks

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