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Dorset Museum Roman Town House Tours

Roman Town House tours – Dorset Museum

Discovered in the 1930s, one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England is situated in Dorchester, Dorset’s county town.

Following extensive refurbishment of the covered Roman Town House structure and grounds Dorset Museum has partnered with Dorset Council to offer the opportunity of a guided tour of the covered structure and grounds.

Tours will take place on 7 May, 21 May, 11 June, 25 June and 11 July 2022.

Trained guides will take you through a brief history of the site and the precious artefacts recovered and now on display at the Dorset Museum. Following this, they will take you to the nearby site of the Roman Town House and allow you to enter the covered building which hosts a number of really special features including some of the original wall paint and mosaics and a beautifully preserved example of an underfloor heating system.

Tours start at Dorset Museum where the guide will give a short presentation on the history of the site and recent excavation. Followed by a quick visit to the People’s Gallery to be shown some of the key artefacts recovered from the site. The tour will then move over to the Roman Town House site via Colliton House and West Walks which is of historical importance. The full guided tour will then commence of the internal and external Town House site before returning to the Museum.

–  Please note: Not suitable for under 5s.

–  Ticket includes entry to the museum

More information and bookings HERE

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