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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Upcoming Events At This Venue

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

November 24, 2018

Saturday 24 November – Roman Maths Challenge!

Explore the importance of numbers and mathematics in archaeology.  How did people use numbers in the past?  Were the Romans any good at maths? Use Roman maths skills to open our treasure chest and see what lies inside…

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.

If you have any questions or wish to book please telephone 01243 785859

Start: November 24, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 24, 2018 12:30 pm

December 2, 2018

Join us for a Roman style festive celebration!

Discover how the Romans celebrated Saturnalia and take part in some festive Roman activities.  There’s a chance to create a sparkly seasonal wreath, play Roman games and dress in Roman finery.  Then, compose your own witty Saturnalia greeting on a papyrus scroll before making a Saturnalia candle to take away.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet re-enactors from the Butser IX Legion and discover more about Roman life.  Finish the day with a warming cup of mulsum while you browse for festive gifts in our museum shop.

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

January 19, 2019

Mosaic Madness – Saturday 19 January 

Explore Fishbourne’s fantastic mosaics and discover how they were designed, made and used. See how archaeologists look after our Roman floors and have a go at making a mosaic 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 your place.  Each session will cost £15 per child.

If you have any questions or wish to book a place, please contact me on 01243 785859

Start: January 19, 2019 10:00 am
End: January 19, 2019 12:30 pm

March 23, 2019

Saturday 23 March – Colour Magic

Discover how paint colours and dyes were made and used in Roman times.  How do archaeologists find out about different colours?  This is your chance to have a go at processing and using some natural pigments.

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.

If you have any questions about the sessions, then please contact me on 01243 785859 or educfish@sussexpast.co.uk

Start: March 23, 2019 10:00 am
End: March 23, 2019 12:30 pm