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Brading Roman Villa

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If you're fscinated by the Romans this is the place to come

The Brading Roman Villa (PO36 0PH on The Isle of Wight) is the recently excavated Roman in Brading... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mudeford, United Kingdom
Startling exhibit; unorthodox information

The Roman villa itself is quite extraordinary to look at and amazing how much of the mosaic floor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lalage c
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Morton Old Road, Brading PO36 0PH, England
+44 1983 406223
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All reviewsmosaic floorsunder coverwell worth a visitmodern buildingexcellent mosaicsrainy dayinformation boardsexcellent cafeinteresting placeisle of wightdressing upcouple of hoursvolunteer guidesinteresting visitcakefew hoursgift shop
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Brading Roman Villa (PO36 0PH on The Isle of Wight) is the recently excavated Roman in Brading. It's all under cover (good we weather attraction) and presented to a very high standard. It's even more remarkable that until fairly recently the foundations and mosaics...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Roman villa itself is quite extraordinary to look at and amazing how much of the mosaic floor has remained intact over the best part of two millennia. It’s certainly worth a visit. We were however somewhat bewildered by some of the signage! We concluded...More

Thank Lalage c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well laid out museum with just enough info to be interesting without mountains of reading to do. Great cakes in cafe. Very friendly staff and nice open area outside to picnic. All very accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.

Thank Lianna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosaic "Cockerel Man" is apparently unique. There is one theory that the creator of the mosaic is ridiculing the then current emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire Constantius Gallus who's name means "Cockerel". Anyway back to the villa. You can read an explanation of...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice place to visit. Lots of information and very helpful and knowledgable volenteers. We also enjoyed looking at the tempary puppet exhibit. Cafe had lovely cakes.

Thank Catgetsmouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spotted this unusual building from the Scenic View car park on the top of Brading Down so went to investigate. What a find! The building houses the remains of a 3rd century Roman villa first discovered accidentally by the Victorians. The mosaic floors are a...More

2  Thank UkChino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit! We were one of the first visitors to arrive and were greeted by a voluntary guide. She was very informative and friendly. There was also another guide dressed as a Roman who was equally informative and had time...More

2  Thank White-family-Notts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was very interesting, although we have no children we noticed ther were lots of interactive and educational things for the children to get involved with. The tea room was good value for money and excellent service

2  Thank mauriceward1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, well laid out museum that is a tour around a Roman Villa that has been excavated. The Mosaics are very good and the information boards as you go around easy to understand and informative. We found the history of Roman occupation in the...More

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect from this attraction, but the museum is well-laid out and offers some interesting insights into Roman life on the Island. There are some artefacts and features which are well-worth a look, and I recommend the talk given about...More

3  Thank actvsceneii
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I don't know about a free pass but there are some objects to handle.