Discover unique insights into Roman life in Britain...

Museum and Cafe are open as usual. Road closure is in place at Morton Common but access is open via Yarbridge coming from Ryde/Bembridge. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Situated overlooking Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight, Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. Our award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum offer unique insights into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

Opening times

Open throughout the year. 

Opening days: Tuesday – Saturday
Museum: 10am – 4pm (last entry: 3pm)
Café: 10am – 3pm (last food orders: 2.30pm)
Closed: Sunday & Monday


Dogs are not permitted inside the museum, visitor centre or café. They are welcome outside in the grounds on leads.

Getting here

Morton Old Road, Brading
Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
(Sat Nav use PO36 0EN)


We are a no smoking or vaping site. 

Admission prices

With Gift Aid donation
Without donation
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Concessions £11.35 £10.30
Child (5-16 Years)
£5.95 £5.40
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
£31.45 £28.60

If you are a UK taxpayer an additional way to support the museum is by using Gift Aid. It will mean that for every £1 you give on admissions we get an extra 25p back.

The rules governing Gift Aid on admissions to chartable attractions like us changed from 6 April 2006. The Government’s rules state that we are only able to claim Gift aid on daily admission tickets if visitors donate at least 10% more than the standard admission fee. Tickets including donation are available from the reception desk when you come to visit.

Exhibitions, films & events

Discover more at the Villa, from cinema and film events through to our eclectic programme of on-going and changing exhibitions.

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News & Blog

Medusa- the myth and the magic

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This weeks blog was written by Rebecca Preedy, currently studying Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. Few people wouldn’t recognise the snaky hairdo and stony eyes of Medusa. She has become…

Culture Recovery Fund

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  We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid for a grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face…

Inspirational Brading Roman Villa

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My name is Michael Fulford and I am a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading and a Trustee of Oglander Roman Trust.  Some sixty or so years ago…

The Antonine Plague

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The Antonine Plague of 165 to 180 AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (after Galen, the physician who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought to the Roman Empire by troops…

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