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Roman Town House Tours

When? 03 Jun 2023 to 24 Jun 2023
Where? Dorset Museum & Art Gallery - Dorchester

  • Roman Town House Tours

Meeting point: Welcome Area at Dorset Museum
Ticket includes a guided tour of the Roman Town House and Day Entry to Dorset Museum
Discovered in the 1930s, one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England is situated here in Dorchester.
Following the extensive refurbishment of the covered Roman Town House structure and grounds we are proud to have partnered with Dorset Council to offer the opportunity of a guided tour of the covered structure and grounds.
Our 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 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 our trained guide will give a short presentation on the history of the site and recent excavation. Followed by a quick visit to the People’s Dorset 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 at the internal and external Town House site before returning to the Museum.
Dates,
3 June 2023, 10:00am - 12:00noon
10 June 2023, 10:00am - 12:00noon
17 June 2023, 10:00am - 12:00noon
24 June 2023, 10:00am - 12:00noon

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Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Tel: 01305 756827

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