Welcome to the largest Roman home in Britain.

Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. 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.

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Fishbourne Roman Palace gardens are the oldest in the UK

Admission Prices 

Gift Aid* Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child/Student (5-17) £6.60 £6.00
Senior £12.65 £11.50
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £38.50 £35.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £22.00 £20.00
Carer for Disabled (if required) Free Free
Members of the Sussex Archaeological Society Free Free

*Gift Aid your admission which includes a voluntary donation of at least 10%

A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available. Please email for further information.

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Fishbourne Roman Palace Opening Times

2nd January to 12th February (weekends only) – 10am to 4pm

March to September – 10am to 5pm

February, October and November – 10am to 4pm

Last Admission 30 minutes before closure

Situated 1½ miles to the west of Chichester, Fishbourne is easily accessible by car, public transport and bike. Our site is wheelchair friendly and assistance dogs are welcome (so are other dogs on short leads). There’s a lovely café for a spot of lunch, lots of open space to explore, and a fabulous gift shop with locally sourced products and Roman-themed gifts.

Getting here

By car: Easily accessible by car close to the A27 and A259.  Look out for the brown tourist sign. Free car and coach parking is available.

By train: There is a train station at Fishbourne which is between 5-10 minutes walk to the Roman Palace.

By bus: A regular bus service operates to and from Chichester (numbers 700 and 56). The stop is Salthill Road, which is between 5-10 minutes walk.

By bike and on foot: Fishbourne Roman Palace has plenty of cycle racks and is easily reached by the Centurion Way cycle route.

Food and drink at Fishbourne

The Cafe at the Palace offers freshly prepared lunches, snacks and cakes, as well as a selection of teas and coffees.

If you’re coming in a group, feel free to call ahead and make a reservation – we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

There are also plenty of picnic tables around the site if you want to bring your own food.

Accessibility at Fishbourne

Site access: The site is generally level with easy access to the museum, North Wing mosaic area, café and film theatre. There are wide doors and ramped walkways.

Garden access: The gardens have gravel pathways but the formal garden can be viewed from the colonnade, which runs the length of the North Wing. There is seating within the museum and grounds.

Parking: There are four dedicated parking spaces for visitors displaying a Blue Badge.

Toilets: We have three wheelchair-accessible toilets – one in the Museum foyer, one in the Collections Discovery Centre and one adjacent to the car park, which is operated by a RADAR key.

Assistance dogs: Welcome.

Wheelchair hire: Two loan wheelchairs are available. You can reserve these the day before a visit.  Please call us on 01243 785859

Four-legged friends at Fishbourne

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the gardens and cafe at Fishbourne Roman Palace. However, due to the historic nature of the site, we do not allow them into the indoor museum, exhibition space and Collection Discovery Centre.

We ask that you keep dogs on short leads at all times.

Assistance dogs are – of course – welcome across the whole site.

Group bookings

Are you looking to book for a group of 10 or more? We offer discounted rates for each of our properties. Discover more about our offer by reading our groups brochure here.

To make a group booking contact the team at Fishbourne Roman Palace by calling 01243 785859 or email adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk.

Address: Roman Way, Chichester PO19 3QR

Phone: 01243 785859

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From our visitors

"Incredibly stunning place. You get a medieval feel and can imagine being there as a King. They have done well to keep it like this and would highly recommend"

TheoB via Tripadvisor - Lewes Castle

“A Trip Back in Time. Fascinating history of the Roman Palace. Well explained. Lots to see in the museum and the remains. Incredible detail in the layout of the Palace.”

Sue A via Tripadvisor - Fishbourne Roman Palace

“Go Visit NOW! The gardens are genuinely some of the most beautiful we’ve seen. We are going back soon.”

HorshamLass via Tripadvisor - Michelham Priory

“This was such an interesting place to come to. You could really feel the history of this place.”

Fifi582014 via Tripadvisor - The Priest House and Gardens