My 6 year old daughter informs me that the Roman Palace at Fishbourne was 'very good'. Remember though, first and foremost it is a archaeological site more than a museum.
Overall she did enjoy her visit with her almost 4 year old sister - which fit in nicely as they recently have been learning about the 'Rotten Roman's' via horrible histories books. It's great that we still have these historical Roman sites on our doorstep and it was good that we could show them that the Roman's were actually real. They enjoyed dressing up as a 'Roman princesses' and enjoyed watching the information videos. There were also other hands on activities to do, which were equally accessible to our 4 year old. The staff were great, especially the volunteers - helpful, friendly and full of knowledge. They really go out their way to find out information for you or to answer any questions that you may have.
We got a good family deal via Groupon so it's worth shopping around (£11 for a family of 4). We ate at the on site cafe which was very reasonably priced and had excellent customer service.
In all, a place like this may seem 'boring' for young children but they do cater well for an educational and fun visit for children. There was plenty of information about the site and its historical bearing. Thank goodness it didn't become the location of an intended housing estate or else the history would be lost!
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