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We are now open for October Half Term for selected days in line with Government guidance*. Full details about our reopening, how to book tickets and FAQs can be found here.

 

From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This applies indoors and outdoors.  COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues which include museums, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups.  We have amended our online ticket booking service to reflect this.

We will be supporting the NHS Test and Trace. From 18 September, it will be mandatory for us to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days. If you do not wish to participate we will be unable to allow you entry into the museum and visitor centre.

 

To be able to ‘open what we can, when we can’, we are very grateful to the financial support we have received from our main grant funders, the Arts Council England, 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 were closed, this income was 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.

 

* 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.

 

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

    We are open during October half term on: 27th, 28th and 29th Online booking for timed entry slots will open on Monday 26th.  Please click here to book your day and time. We look forward to seeing you soon.   Coffee Shop will be open during the October Half Term dates 10am-3.00pm.        

Admission prices

Adults £9.50 Child* £4.75 Family** £25.00 Online Booking Only

*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.

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

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