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We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the museum and site from the 19th May.
We recommend you book your tickets before arrival as we have introduced timed entry slots into the museum.


Please note that some areas remain closed such as the temporary exhibition space.


Face coverings are required for the protection of yourself and others, unless you’re exempt.

There is a one-way system around the museum, which is easy to follow and we ask that you keep a safe distance apart during your visit.

Staff are on-hand to advise and answer questions if you have any.

Hand sanitiser stations can be found outside the main entrance before you enter and inside the reception. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly.

We’ve introduced extra cleaning measures for your protection.

Our coffee shop and shop will be open – contactless payment is preferred.


Dogs are welcome outside in the grounds but not within the museum or visitor centre. We do ask that they are kept on short leads at all times whilst on site.


Please do not visit if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.


It is a legal requirement under the UK Government’s NHS Test and Trace scheme that we are required to ask every visitor aged 16 and over to provide their contact details for Test and Trace.

Please follow government guidance and visit in groups of no more than six people or a group of two households. Maintain a social distance between people you do not live with.

For more information on your visit and FAQs click here.


* The Museum will continue to monitor government guidance and will adapt our opening arrangements to adhere to any new requirements, therefore please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for any further updates.

To be able to ‘open what we can, when we can’ during the summer of 2020, continue to have school visits and re-open in May 2021 we are very grateful to the financial support we have received from our main grant funders, the Arts Council England, DCMS, HM Treasury, Historic England and South East Museum Development Programme, as well as various government led initiatives. We are also grateful to those who have made donations either through our website or via our GoFundMe campaign as well as the Friends of Brading Roman Villa and the Vectis Archaeological Trust.

To be sustainable, as a charity and a self-funded independent museum, we rely on what income we make ourselves. 90% of our income comes directly from our visitors through admissions and the cafe – sadly, whilst we are closed, this income is lost to us and that has had a serious financial impact on the Museum. If you would like to make a donation to support us, please click here.

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: Tuesday to Saturday   10am to 4pm (last entry at 3pm)   Closed: Sunday & Monday    

Admission prices

Adults £9.50 Concessions £8.90 Child* £4.90 Family** £26.00 BOOK TICKETS

*5-16 years | **2 adults and up to 3 children

If you are a UK taxpayer an additional way to support the museum at no extra cost to you is by using GiftAid. It will mean that for every £1 you give on admissions we get an extra 25p back.

Getting here

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

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