Sir Barry Cunliffe opened the new Headley Trust Viewing Platform as part of Fishbourne Roman Palace’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the palace opening to the public on Saturday 30th June. The new platform generously funded by The Headley Trust is part of the new interpretation project for Fishbourne.
This sunny evening welcomed guests including Trustees, contributors to our 50th anniversary fundraising appeal, local councillors, Current Archaeology, staff, volunteers to name a few. Christine Medlock, Chair of Trustees introduced Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe who gave a fascinating keynote talk on his recollections of the discovery of the Palace. This was followed by Tristan Bareham, Chief Executive on The Society Moving Forward – Future Projects and The Bigger Picture and Katrina Burton, Fishbourne Property Manager on New Interpretation and Activities for the Palace. Guests were then invited to experience the new platform and 3D viewing devices which visualise how Fishbourne’s courtyard looked during the Roman period.
More details of the evening and new interpretation will be featured in the next Sussex Past & Present magazine.