The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is paramount, and therefore in light of the most recent government recommendations, we are closing as of 20th March, until further notice.


Your support as visitors, friends and donors is more important now than ever. We have substantial ongoing overhead costs that will need to be met despite our loss of income from visitors and events.  Accordingly, we would be very grateful to any of you who feel able to make a donation, however small, through the donation page on our website under SUPPORT US. Please add Gift Aid if applicable, as that also helps!


We would like to thank our Patron, HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO for his very welcome kind words and letter of on-going support.


We also want to thank our MP, Bob Seely who has written offering his support for our efforts to ensure the survival of the villa.


Thank you for your understanding and support in these difficult times for all of us and we wish you and your families good health.


We will be reviewing and monitoring the situation and will keep you informed. We look forward to being able to welcome you back as soon as we are able to reopen.


Best wishes


Stewart White, Chairman & Trustees, Oglander Roman Trust.

While the museum is closed watch our virtual CGI tour which shows you how the landscape and villa would have looked over 1600 years ago.

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

Temporarily closed. Please keep checking the website for up any future updates. We look forward to seeing you again soon.        

Admission prices

Adults £9.50 Students & Seniors £8.75 Child* £4.75 Family** £25.00

*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)

News & Blog

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New Trustees appointed to the board

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Support for Brading Roman Villa from Bob Seely MP

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We would like to thank Bob Seely, Isle of Wight MP for his letter of support during this uncertain time. His support for Brading Villa, and that of our Patron…

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Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. Our award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain.