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We are currently closed.

 

We would like to thank every one of our visitors and supporters who came to visit us during August, September and October. Without the help from our grant funders and those who visited the museum we would not have been able to continue caring for the collection and maintaining the site.

 

We will be closed during the November lockdown and will review any Christmas opening dates in line with government guidelines.

 

* 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 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

    We are currently closed. Please keep checking our website and social media pages for updates.        

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.

Getting here

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

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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.