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Brading Roman Villa

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A really well preserved site. The volunteers that help run it were extremely knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol J
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
A Friday Morning Visit

We visited the Roman Villa at Brading for a couple of hours of history amongst other attrations on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian c
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not have believed it that in a side room there is a wonderful collection of puppets: YES, Puppets. This for me made the visit worth it though I think that the entry cost of £8.75 each (and this is for seniors) is way too...More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really well preserved site. The volunteers that help run it were extremely knowledgable and seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge. Well laid out, and something to do on a rainy day, as it is all undercover. There are activities for children, that may help...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Roman Villa at Brading for a couple of hours of history amongst other attrations on the day. First the only negative: No doubt for preservation purposes, it is enclosed in a modern looking building which tends to take away the historical feel...More

1  Thank ian c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, the conservation and preservation here is good but the imposing new building seems superfluous and distracts from its contents. There are some good (informative) sign boards, but mostly it seems odd to enter the 'villa' through a side wall (why not the front entrance?)...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time and read all the information attached to the exhibits to fully enjoy your time here. The mosaics are great and it is surprising to see how much of them remain intact. Very interesting to learn what was found in the well. The...More

1  Thank PWH2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled by local bus and the friendly driver indicated where to alight. It was a short walk down Old Morton Lane. The villa is housed in a Lottery funded timber building, so that it is shielded from the elements. What a gem! What a...More

2  Thank enid d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brading Roman Villa (PO36 0PH on The Isle of Wight) is the recently excavated Roman in Brading. It's all under cover (good we weather attraction) and presented to a very high standard. It's even more remarkable that until fairly recently the foundations and mosaics...More

1  Thank WindsorLad2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Roman villa itself is quite extraordinary to look at and amazing how much of the mosaic floor has remained intact over the best part of two millennia. It’s certainly worth a visit. We were however somewhat bewildered by some of the signage! We concluded...More

1  Thank Lalage c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really well laid out museum with just enough info to be interesting without mountains of reading to do. Great cakes in cafe. Very friendly staff and nice open area outside to picnic. All very accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.

1  Thank Lianna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mosaic "Cockerel Man" is apparently unique. There is one theory that the creator of the mosaic is ridiculing the then current emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire Constantius Gallus who's name means "Cockerel". Anyway back to the villa. You can read an explanation of...More

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