During the excavation of a garage foundation in March 1926 workman uncovered tiles belonging to what was soon discovered to be a Roman villa farmhouse built around 280 AD. The site was preserved and placed under a cover building in the care of the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.
The well-preserved remains at Newport Roman Villa provide a fascinating insight into country life in third century Britain. The Villa has a superb bath suite with, under floor heating and remnants of mosaic floors.
The villa has a hands-on activity room where you can make a mosaic, repair a broken pot or weave a blanket. Discover the plants Romans would have used in the beautiful herb garden.
Opening Times: 25 March to 28 October – Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm
Open Sundays in July and August only – 12 noon to 4pm
We currently only accept cash payments and are unable to take credit/debit cards for payment at the Villa.
Access to the Villa: The Villa has limited wheelchair access.
To visit Newport Roman Villa, make a booking and discover our opening times please click in the ‘Contact’ tab above.
The Villa can be open by prior arrangement to groups and school parties in the winter period.
You can find out more on this helpful information sheet produced by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service: Discover Newport Roman Villa Download.