Isle of Wight
Carefree short breaks & holidays
Morton Old Road, Brading, nr Sandown, PO36 0PH
Tel: 01983 406223
Open: Daily 10am–5pm
Admission prices: Adults £9.50, children £4.75, seniors £8.75
Inside © Brading Roman Villa
Award-winning exhibition and visitor centre covering the remains of a large 3rd century Roman villa, once the centre of a rich and prosperous farming estate.
The villa is now mostly covered by a new £3 million visitors centre, and there are mosaic floors and display cabinets full of well-preserved relics of Roman occupation.
Five rooms in the main villa have mosaics depicting scenes of Roman fables and characters, reflecting the wealth and education of its occupants. The mosaic of a cockerel-headed man has recently been restored.
As a heritage charity, education is at the core of the centre's objectives. Brading Roman Villa is a valuable opportunity for schools, colleges and universities to fully experience Roman life in Britain. Guided tours on request.