Bignor Roman VillaPulborough, West Sussex
Bignor Roman Villa is a great place to learn some interesting history in a beautiful setting, which includes the farm belonging to the family who are descended from the farmer who originally found the remains. For curious minded and scholastically encouraged kids, you can't beat a bit of villa!
Budding history buffs can find out about 2 academically different periods of time as the mosaics are covered by Georgian buildings, which have recently been renovated. It's a great chance to see how large such villas used to be, how they were laid out and the beautiful mosaic designs they used. Kids can also to learn about the discovery of this site and why the buildings which cover it are unique in their own right… spoilers!
You can also walk from Bignor Hill to Gumber farm and see several thousand sheep and lambs, plus a variety of rare wildlife such as fallow and roe deer and sometimes a Barn Owl. Because you've got the contented and well loved live exhibits to visit, this really is suitable for all ages, and easily either an educational or whimsical jaunt.
Check online for the exciting family events that are held throughout the year such as reenactments by the Raven Tor Living History Group which include Roman falconry, weapons and armour demonstrations plus other aspects of Roman life. Great for supporting some secret schooling if your kids happen to be hitting up The Empire!
Due to the nature of the site, please be aware that wheelchair access may be limited.
1st March – 31st October Daily From 10.00am until 5.00pm Last admission 4.00pm
Pricing & Tickets
Adults: £6.00 Children under 16: £3.50
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Yes, there is parking onsite.