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July 25, 2017

More than 50 years after its discovery, archaeologists will be back on the site at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer providing visitors to the Palace with the opportunity to join in and try their hand at excavation. boy digging

From Tuesday 25th July – Friday 4th August, in conjunction with the Festival of British Archaeology, a trench will be dug and visitors will be given the chance to get their hands dirty and, if they are lucky, find a Roman artefact or two. They will then be able to wash their finds, have them identified by an expert and be shown what happens next.

The event is open to everyone, with opportunities for children, archaeology students and adults to get involved!

 

The dig is included in standard admission charges. No need to book, just come along and join in!

Start: July 25, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 4, 2017 4:00 pm

August 3, 2017

Summer FunDon’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 the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 3, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 3, 2017 3:00 pm

August 10, 2017

Summer FunDon’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 the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 10, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 10, 2017 3:00 pm

August 17, 2017

Summer FunDon’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 the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 17, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 17, 2017 4:00 pm

August 24, 2017

Summer FunDon’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 the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 24, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 24, 2017 3:00 pm

August 31, 2017

Summer FunDon’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 the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 31, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 31, 2017 3:00 pm

September 9, 2017

wool dyeDiscover the natural dyes used by people during the Iron Age.  This practical workshop for beginners includes the chance to prepare dye baths and dye samples of wool using natural, plant based colours.

Places should be booked in advance and the cost is £45 per person.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.

Start: September 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 4:00 pm

September 13, 2017

Clay tiles were very important in Roman times – find out why!Fishbourne (web) 43

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 13, 2017 2:45 pm
End: September 13, 2017 4:00 pm

September 16, 2017

Find out about archaeological footprints – how do they survive, what can they tell us and who left them thee?  Investigate the evidence, from early human footsteps to Roman dog paw-prints, then make your own archaeological footprint. Tile with print

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 selected 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.  The cost is £15 per child, per session.

Start: September 16, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 16, 2017 12:30 pm

October 11, 2017

Painted walls in Roman times were the equivalent of todays wall-paper!  What was their design and inspiration and what colours were fashionable at the time.

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 11, 2017 2:45 pm
End: October 11, 2017 4:00 pm

October 14, 2017

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

art-mosaic-293x220This 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. 

Places should be booked in advance and the cost is £45 per person.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.

 

Start: October 14, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 14, 2017 4:30 pm

A little Latin is needed for this two day course – a perfect follow on from the Latin for Beginners course.

On the first day we visit Rome in the early days, covering legendary figures, such as Hannibal, Caesar and Mark Antony.  On the second day we explore Imperial Rome and the lives of people in Rome and the provinces.

This course combines history, language and the words of the classical authors, to create a fascinating picture of life around 2,000 years ago.

This enjoyable and informative weekend course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from The Latin Qvarter.  The course is ideal for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the history of Rome through the language.  The whistlestop tour slows down at regular intervals to a much gentleboys head cropped - Copyr pace in order to read short selections of Latin written by the classical authors.

£90 per person.  Includes tea & coffee, all materials and entry to the Roman Palace.  To book your place, please telephone 01243 785859 or email palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk

 

Start: October 14, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 15, 2017 4:30 pm

November 8, 2017

The Romans played a variety of board games using counters.  In this session you can find out some of the games were and play one.roman games 2

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 8, 2017 2:45 pm
End: November 8, 2017 4:00 pm

December 13, 2017

A Roman Bulla was the equivalent to a purse today.  It was a small pouch which children would wear around their neck where they would keep a lucky charm.  In this session you will be able to make your own bulla.

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: December 13, 2017 2:45 pm
End: December 13, 2017 4:00 pm