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May 6, 2019

On Monday 6th May

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, Fishbourne Roman Palace is holding a day of exploration focusing on the most famous aspect of the site – the stunning mosaic floors.  Mosaic Mayhem! gives visitors of all ages a chance to find out more about mosaics, how they are designed and made, and to try some mosaic making for themselves.  There will be guided tours, a chance to handle original tesserae from the Roman mosaics and demonstrations of mosaic making with an opportunity to make your own mosaic using a range of different materials including an edible one!  Younger visitors can make an edible mosaic using sweet treats and there will also be a chance to dress in Roman costume and find out how a mosaic floor would feel underfoot!  Everyone will be able to add a piece to our giant mosaic design which will grow throughout the day.

Start: May 6, 2019 11:00 am
End: May 6, 2019 4:00 pm

May 11, 2019

How do we know what ancient food was like?  Try some different archaeological techniques and discover what people ate and how they kept it fresh.  Grind your own flour and make some Roman food from scratch.

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 your place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

 

Start: May 11, 2019 10:00 am
End: May 11, 2019 12:30 pm

May 18, 2019

Fishbourne Palace adult learning romans archaeology experimental workshop special one-offRecreate the colours of Roman textiles as part of this one day course exploring the natural dyes used nearly 2,000 years ago.

Places must be booked in advance.  £50 per person

Start: May 18, 2019 10:00 am
End: May 18, 2019 4:00 pm

May 27, 2019

To tie in with Chichester Roman Week, we will be offering our visitors the chance to explore the site with our Roman trail.  There will also be opportunities to design your own mosaic and play some Roman games, dress in Roman costume and handle original Roman artefacts.

Chichester’s Roman Week is a vibrant celebration of all things Roman and takes place between 25th – 31st May and is packed with events across the city and beyond.  For a full programme of events, check our the Novium’s website www.thenovium.org/romanweek

Start: May 27, 2019 11:00 am
End: May 31, 2019 4:00 pm

June 1, 2019

Discover the art of enamelling with our expert Eve Claire Taylor.  This unique course offers the opportunity  to design and make a decorative piece of enamel-work, based on a Roman seal box.

Roman seal boxes are beautifully decorated boxes that archaeologists believe were used to protect beeswax seals on important documents.  In many cases the enamel decoration has survived almost intact, giving us a chance to appreciate the rich colours and intricate designs used by ancient craft workers.

During this special course, participants will get to see an original Roman seal box lid found here at Fishbourne Roman Palace and then make a piece of decorative enamel-work inspired by the original.  Using enamel-work and cloisonné wire technique on a copper base, each participant will create a beautiful lid to take away.  This can then be added to a small box or used as a pendant.

The course is for over 18s and costs £65 per person.  The course fee includes tuition, all materials and admission to the Palace.  Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting 01243 785859.

More information about the tutor can be found on her website name www.eveclairetaylor.com

Start: June 1, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 1, 2019 4:00 pm

July 13, 2019

What happened here in Sussex after the Roman influence declined? Explore the world of the Anglo Saxons comparing and contrasting two difference historical eras.

Start: July 13, 2019 10:00 am
End: July 14, 2019 5:00 pm

July 20, 2019

Investigate how the Romans lit their homes and the types of fuels they used.  Have a chance to make a replica of a light source and test their effectiveness with some experimental archaeology.

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 your place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

 

Start: July 20, 2019 10:00 am
End: July 20, 2019 12:30 pm

Ever wondered what it is like to be a Curator in a museum?

Join our Curator for a behind the scenes tour followed by a chance to ask questions and and hear about current research over coffee.  Places are limited so please book in advance.  £15 to include admission, tour, tea coffee and biscuits.

Places limited, so please book in advance by telephoning 01243 785859

Start: July 20, 2019 2:00 pm
End: July 20, 2019 3:30 pm

August 1, 2019

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: August 1, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 1, 2019 3:00 pm

August 8, 2019

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: August 8, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 8, 2019 3:00 pm

August 15, 2019

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: August 15, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 15, 2019 3:00 pm

August 22, 2019

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: August 22, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 22, 2019 3:00 pm

August 29, 2019

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: August 29, 2019 11:00 am
End: August 29, 2019 3:00 pm

August 31, 2019

The thrill of the Roman battle returns to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September.

The event features the leading Roman research society, Ermine Street Guard, and includes displays of weaponry, warfare and battle tactics.  You can see how a Roman soldier would have trained, enjoy the firing of artillery pieces, marvel at wonderful authentic replica armour and wander round a static army camp display. Discover the remedies used to treat everything from sore, marching feet to battle wounds and challenge an opponent at Tabula, a game the Roman Soldiers played during their spare time. 

The Ermine Street Guard is a society dedicated to research into the Roman Army and the reconstruction of Roman armour and equipment. It gives public displays at major Roman sites throughout the UK and Europe. Each piece of equipment is made as authentically as possible, based on recent research.

Start: August 31, 2019 10:00 am
End: September 1, 2019 5:00 pm

September 21, 2019

What did the Romans know about space and our solar system – and what is our archaeological evidence?  Discover what Romans knew about planets, the stars and navigation over 2,000 years ago.

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 your place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

Start: September 21, 2019 10:00 am
End: September 21, 2019 12:30 pm

October 5, 2019

A day course for beginners to learn the techniques of mosaic making and to make a small mosaic panel inspired by the originals on show at the Palace.

Places should be booked in advance. £50 per person for ages 16+

Start: October 5, 2019 10:00 am
End: October 5, 2019 4:00 pm

October 28, 2019

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 this Half Term. 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!

Start: October 28, 2019 10:00 am
End: November 1, 2019 3:00 pm

November 16, 2019

Discover Latin brought to life at one of Britain’s most famous Roman sites.

Spend a day learning Latin in a relaxed and friendly environment.  Meet the classical authors and dip into their writing, discover the basis of many English words and hear the sound of classical Latin read aloud.

This enjoyable and informative one-day course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from The Latin Qvarter.  The course is ideal for those interested in gaining a glimpse of the past through language.  The mixture of historical references, vocabulary and grammar makes this an inspiring course for all, from complete beginners to those who would like to brush up on their knowledge.

The course costs £50 for the day which includes tea and coffee on arrival, entry to the Roman Palace and all materials.  Places are limited so please book in advance by telephoning 01243 785859 or palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk

Start: November 16, 2019 10:00 am
End: November 16, 2019 4:30 pm