A new, family-friendly display in the garden museum at Fishbourne Roman Palace now gives visitors a chance to find out more about this unique Roman garden through a series of informative panels and hands-on activities. It was made possible with funding from the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace and a donation made through the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme.
The official unveiling took place on an unseasonably chilly afternoon on Tuesday 26 March. Friends of the Palace, Trustees of Sussex Archaeological Society and representatives from Waitrose were invited to attend and the CEO of the Sussex Archaeological Society said a few words before cutting the ribbon to declare the refurbished museum display open.
Head of Learning, Katrina Burton, “We are particularly grateful to the Friends and to Waitrose for giving us the opportunity to make so much more of the Garden Museum. The garden at Fishbourne is thought to be the first garden in Britain – so it’s fantastic that we are able to tell that story in an interesting way that will be enjoyed by all our visitors”