Welcome to Fishbourne Roman Palace, 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.

School and colleges looking to book an education visit should click here.

Address: Roman Way, Chichester PO19 3QR

Phone: 01243 785859

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Fishbourne Roman Palace Admission Prices

Adult £13.00
Child (aged 5 to 17) / Student £6.50
Senior (65+) £12.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £22.00
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) £35.00
Under 5s Free
Essential Carer Free
Members of The Sussex Archaeological Society Free


Gift Aid logo Gift Aid the cost of admission to our sites and receive free entry for 12 months.

Select “Add Gift Aid” at checkout or speak to our Front of House teams on arrival. For full details, click here to visit our Gift Aid page.


A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available. Please email adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk for further information.

Discounts & Offers

We accept a number of discounts and offers throughout the year, such as Gardener’s World (two-for-1), English Heritage (half price entry) and free entry for Blue Peter badge holders. These visits cannot be booked online and are not valid on certain event days.

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Opening Times 

April – October – 10am to 5pm

November – 10am to 4pm

Open seven days a week. Last admission 30 minutes before closure.

Discounted group visits of more than 10 people can be arranged. Email adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk to organise a group visit.


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Situated 1½ miles to the west of Chichester, Fishbourne Roman Palace 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.

All proceeds in the cafe go back into the running of Fishbourne Roman Palace and the registered charity that owns and cares for the site.

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.

Please note, the cafe will be closed on Wednesday 17th April. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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 several wheelchair-accessible toilets including one in the Museum foyer 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 or exhibition space.

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

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

Booking your tickets

Advance booking is not necessary but those who wish to can book tickets ahead of their visit. Tickets booked online will be sent via email. Any additional purchases made, for example, guidebooks, will be available to collect upon arrival at Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens. You may visit us any time during our opening hours, last admission is 30 minutes before closure.

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