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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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