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Fishbourne Roman Palace

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July 4, 2018

Here at Fishbourne we have Britain’s first garden.  Most dwellings had outside land in which to grow food and keep animals but the Romans at Fishbourne transformed the grounds into magnificent gardens, with a formal planting, statues and fountains.  A place to walk around and enjoy the splendour of being outside in a beautiful place – something we recognise today.

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Roman Gardens at Fishbourne

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: July 4, 2018 2:45 pm
End: July 4, 2018 4:00 pm

July 14, 2018

Find out about Roman gardens and why they were made.  Investigate the different plants and decorations which would have appeared in ancient gardens and try your hand at some Roman garden design. 

Togi’s Team is a club for budding young archaeologists aged 6-12 years.  Our regular Togi’s Team sessions are held from 10am – 12.30pm on Saturdays at Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance. Please contact us at least 7 days before the session on 01243 785859 to book a place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

Start: July 14, 2018 10:00 am
End: July 14, 2018 12:30 pm

July 24, 2018

Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology and take part in our excavation.  Find out about archaeological conservation and quiz our experts.

This event is included in our admission charges and is available for all visitors to join.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: July 24, 2018 10:00 am
End: August 3, 2018 4:00 pm

August 2, 2018

Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about daily life for the soldiers and the slaves.

Start: August 2, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 2, 2018 3:00 pm

August 4, 2018

Step back in time to when the palace was first built by visiting the Vicus encampment to find out more about daily life in Roman Britain.  Watch the soldiers at training and see who fares best in battle – the Celts or the Romans?

Start: August 4, 2018 10:00 am
End: August 5, 2018 5:00 pm

August 8, 2018

The Romans loved marble and used it as inspiration to decorate.  Discover how to recreate the marbling effect on paper.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: August 8, 2018 2:45 pm
End: August 8, 2018 4:00 pm

August 9, 2018

Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about daily life for the soldiers and the slaves.

Start: August 9, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 9, 2018 3:00 pm

August 16, 2018

Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about daily life for the soldiers and the slaves.

Start: August 16, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 16, 2018 3:00 pm

August 23, 2018

Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about daily life for the soldiers and the slaves.

Start: August 23, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 23, 2018 3:00 pm

August 30, 2018

Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about daily life for the soldiers and the slaves.

Start: August 30, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 30, 2018 3:00 pm

September 5, 2018

Pots, pots and more pots!  No glass jars and packets for the Romans – they used ceramic pots for storage and cooking and each one had to be made individually.  Discover the various designs, sizes, styles and designs.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: September 5, 2018 2:45 pm
End: September 5, 2018 4:00 pm

September 8, 2018

Be inspired by the beautiful 2,000 year old mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace and spend a day making your own mosaic.

This special Mosaic Making course gives you a chance to take a closer look at some of the most famous Roman mosaics in the country.  Starting with a short tour of the mosaics on display at Fishbourne Roman Palace, you will then have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required to create a mosaic panel.   Learn how to nip and lay out your design using ceramic tiles of tones that reflect those in the Palace.  You will then be shown how to grout your finished piece to create a durable panel.

Cost for this day course will be £45 per person and places should be booked in advance.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.

 

Start: September 8, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 8, 2018 4:00 pm

September 22, 2018

Investigate some of the beautiful art found at Fishbourne and consider why it was made – and by whom. Discover how art was made in the past and try some of the techniques yourself.

Togi’s Team is a club for budding young archaeologists aged 6-12 years.  Our regular Togi’s Team sessions are held from 10am – 12.30pm on Saturdays at Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance. Please contact us at least 7 days before the session on 01243 785859 to book a place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

Start: September 22, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 22, 2018 12:30 pm

October 3, 2018

What did the Romans use glass for?  At Fishbourne, we don’t have a huge collection of Roman glass due to its fragility, but we do have small fragments of different coloured glass, painstakingly made by specialist craftsmen.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: October 3, 2018 2:45 pm
End: October 3, 2018 4:00 pm

October 6, 2018

Join author Lindsey Davis for a fascinating insight into her books and her inspiration over afternoon tea.

Lindsey Davis is well known for her brilliant series of detective stories set in Ancient Rome.   Featuring Falco and later his adopted daughter Albia as crime investigators, each book blends together meticulous research with a very enjoyable storyline.

On Saturday 6th October, there is a chance to hear first-hand from Lindsey about her research and how she sets about writing each book.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and to hear sections from her latest book over afternoon tea.    There will also be a wide range of books for sale and Lindsey will be available to sign books at the end of the afternoon.

This event is ideal for fans of Lindsey Davis and for anyone with an interest in historical fiction.  Places for this special event are limited so please book in advance by contacting us on 01243 785859.  Tickets cost £15.00 per person and include an afternoon cream tea and entry to the Roman Palace.

Start: October 6, 2018 2:30 pm
End: October 6, 2018 4:30 pm

October 13, 2018

A day course for those with a little Latin, focusing on stories from the ancient world.  This course is primarily focused on the language, taking it step-by-step through the grammar and vocabulary.  We will follow several entertaining stories from the ancient world and we will be looking at Latin words at the root of English ones.

This enjoyable and informative one-day course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from the Latin Qvarter.

This course is ideal for those who have attended the Latin for Beginners course.  An introductory assignment will be set for completion before the course.

The cost is £45 per person.  includes tea and coffee on arrival, all materials and entry to the Roman Place.  Places are limited – to book please telephone 01243 785859

Start: October 13, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 13, 2018 4:00 pm

October 22, 2018

Come along and join the Fishbourne Roman Army!  Sign up with the recruitment officer and write your name in Latin before completing a range of tasks to ‘earn’ a days pay.  Soldiers will have to fall into line under the watchful eye of the Drill Officer and parade around the formal gardens of the Palace.  Master ‘sword’ and ‘spear’ practice, learn about the medicines used 2,000 years ago and see how soldiers relaxed by playing board games.  Taste Roman-style food and acquire your own SPQR ‘tattoo’ and a fake wound if you are brave enough!

Try other skills on offer during the event, including archery, ‘stone’ throwing and dressing-up Roman-style. Once you have completed certain activities, you can return to the recruitment officer, who will issue you with a certificate and a (replica) Roman coin as your first day’s pay!

Start: October 22, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 26, 2018 4:00 pm

November 7, 2018

What games did the Roman play?  Some of them will be familiar and still played today.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: November 7, 2018 2:45 pm
End: November 7, 2018 4:00 pm