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Rockbourne Roman Villa

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Interesting presentation

Good exhibition, well illustrated indoors with plenty of recovered objects and well arranged site... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Interesting site, lovely mosaics

This is somewhat off the beaten track and is only a small attraction, nevertheless there is a lot... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Rockbourne is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known villa in the area. Its history spans the period...more
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Rockbourne, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 3PG, England
+44 1725 518541
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Good exhibition, well illustrated indoors with plenty of recovered objects and well arranged site outdoors

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RBSharpe
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We visited expecting a short walk around and left in awe of the great team who volunteer at this little gem of a museum. Whilst there is very little to be seen, most of the villa has been covered until funding is available, the signage...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank P V
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I could not believe this tourist attraction was not open during the October half term. Shameful! But then I have come to the conclusion that the new forest is not very geared up for tourists at all!More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sally r
Stephen L, Manager at Rockbourne Roman Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Sally The Roman Villa is a largely an external venue so we reduce our opening times as the weather closes in. This autumn half term we were open on Sunday and we ran a special family activity to celebrate Museums at Night on the Thursday...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is somewhat off the beaten track and is only a small attraction, nevertheless there is a lot of information available in the small museum dedicated to the finder and from the volunteer guides. Worth reading the information in the museum before you venture outside,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed 24 June 2017

An interesting site with a fascinating story. A large car park, informative museum display, and some childrens' activities, such as coin rubbing, and dressing as a roman. The villa itself is mostly outline stones, but the hypercaust and some mosaics are on display. Amazing that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We spent a delightful hour and half here. This is only a small site but what it lacks in size was made up for by the detailed information on display and available from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic member of staff. The outdoor layout was clear,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Loretta R
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say?...We pulled in as we saw a sign to a Roman Villa. We drove in and although we couldn't see anything from the carpark thought we would go in. We were charged £8.50 for the two of us and went through...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Mark P
Stephen L, Manager at Rockbourne Roman Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Rockbourne Roman Villa. As a charity any income we receive is invested in our sites and Hampshire's cultural assets. At Rockbourne we care for, and interpret the remains of a 2000 year old farm complex,...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

I always find the Romans fascinating and like to get into the mindset of the great former empire. I decided that for my trip to this Villa I would wear my traditional Romanus Moustache appendage. It was said to be the fashion in those times,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gawani
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit and something you do not expect to come across. As with all Roman villas you have to use your imagination slightly but overall very impressive. Grass on site was a bit uncared for but generally a good visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DSussex27
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've driven the Salisbury - Blanford many times and gone past the sign for the villa and I've even been to look for it and today I found it! It's not that well signposted and, the entrance being on a bend, is easily overlooked as...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Adam A
9 March 2018|
Response from Stephen L | Property representative |
Adam, thanks for contacting us, we are not a licensed wedding venue, but if you are interested in holding a reception or event at the site we would be happy to discuss this with you. Stephen