Fishbourne Roman Palace

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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 5, 2020

Batty about bats?  Enjoy a late-summer’s evening at the Palace on a walk and talk learning about the different species of bats that call the Palace ‘home’.  Using bat detectors, you will learn how each bat has a unique call.

Cost £8 per person.  Places are limited so please book in advance by telephone 01243 785859 or email palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk

Please note: this event is subect to the latest Covid-19 regulations and may be cancelled.

Start: September 5, 2020 6:00 am
End: September 5, 2020 8:00 pm

September 23, 2020

Join our marine shell specialist, Greg Campbell, known as ‘The Naive Chemist’ to find out more about what we’ve learnt from the shells found at Fishbourne and its neighbouring sites.

Shells are commonly found on archaeological sites and Fishbourne Roman Palace is no exception, being so close to the sea. These shells can tell us fascinating information about the human past and Greg will bring these stories to life for the shells of the Roman Palace.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

Start: September 23, 2020 4:30 am
End: September 23, 2020 6:00 pm

October 10, 2020

 

Find out about hedgehogs as we are joined by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. Discover how to welcome hedgehogs into your garden and build a home for them along with other crafts.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

 

Start: October 10, 2020 11:00 am
End: October 10, 2020 3:00 pm

October 26, 2020

 

Get an army “tattoo”, try your hand at spear practice and see if you can earn your keep as a new recruit during Roman Army Week at Fishbourne Roman Palace.  Sign up with the recruitment officer and learn to write your name in Latin before completing a range of tasks to “earn” a day’s pay.  Other activities include archery, sword practice and dressing-up Roman-style. Once you have completed the activities, return to the recruitment officer, to receive a certificate and a (replica) Roman coin as your first day’s pay!

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

 

Start: October 26, 2020 10:00 am
End: October 30, 2020 4:00 pm

October 31, 2020

Decorate your very own cupcake!  Make it as scary as you like!

£3 per cake to include decorations.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

Start: October 31, 2020 11:00 am
End: October 31, 2020 3:00 pm

December 12, 2020

 

Visit the Palace Café and get creative with this festive pastime where you can decorate a Christmas biscuit to take home and hang on your tree.

£3 per child.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

 

Start: December 12, 2020 11:00 am
End: December 13, 2020 3:00 pm

December 19, 2020

 

Visit the Palace Café and get creative with this festive pastime where you can decorate a Christmas biscuit to take home and hang on your tree.

£3 per child.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

 

Start: December 19, 2020 11:00 am
End: December 19, 2020 3:00 pm

January 12, 2021

Walk with our resident archaeologist Dr Rob Symmons and his dog and find out more about the Roman history of Fishbourne and the surrounding area.

Please wear sturdy footwear.

Cost £8 per person.  Places are limited so please book in advance by telephone 01243 785859 or email palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk.

This event is subect to change and may be cancelled. Please check the news section of our website for the latest Covid-19 updates for all our sites.

Start: January 12, 2021 10:00 am
End: January 12, 2021 12:30 pm

August 21, 2021

Step back in time and enjoy the thrill of Gladiators in action on the weekend of 21 and 22 August 2021.  It promises to be a thrilling, action-packed day as the Gladiators take up their arms at Fishbourne Roman Palace

The Gladiators of Britannia will bring alive the sights and sounds of the Roman amphitheatre with displays of gladiatorial contests in the Palace’s formal garden.  Portraying the wide range of people who found themselves in the arena, the Gladiators will use a variety of fighting techniques against each other, before the crowd decides on the fate of the loser.

The Gladiators will be on hand to talk about their equipment and training regime.  There will also be lots of hands-on activities for the whole family, including sword practice, Gladiator training, tasting Roman food, dress in Roman costume and even go home with a realistic-looking fake wound!

 

Start: August 21, 2021 10:00 am
End: August 21, 2021 5:00 pm

August 22, 2021

Step back in time and enjoy the thrill of Gladiators in action on the weekend of 21 and 22 August 2021.  It promises to be a thrilling, action-packed day as the Gladiators take up their arms at Fishbourne Roman Palace

The Gladiators of Britannia will bring alive the sights and sounds of the Roman amphitheatre with displays of gladiatorial contests in the Palace’s formal garden.  Portraying the wide range of people who found themselves in the arena, the Gladiators will use a variety of fighting techniques against each other, before the crowd decides on the fate of the loser.

The Gladiators will be on hand to talk about their equipment and training regime.  There will also be lots of hands-on activities for the whole family, including sword practice, Gladiator training, tasting Roman food, dress in Roman costume and even go home with a realistic-looking fake wound!

 

Start: August 22, 2021 10:00 am
End: August 22, 2021 5:00 pm