Bignor Roman Villa, Bignor Lane, Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH
Bignor Roman Villa is the stunning remains of a Roman home and farm with world-class mosaic floors in the heart of the South Downs National Park. In 1811 local farmer George Tupper uncovered the Summer Dining Room Fountain after striking it with his plough. The site still remains in the Tupper Family ownership to this day. For this weekend only Bignor Roman Villa is opening its doors as part of the Heritage Open Days and are offering free admission to all of our visitors.Tours will be given by members of our knowledgeable team who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the history of the Villa. The Villa will be open from 10am – 5pm last entry at 4pm. We have a gift shop, picnic area and a small tearoom open from 1030-1600 where you can enjoy hot or cold drinks, locally made cakes and delicious cream teas.During the guided tour children can gain a sense of the Roman way of life such as how they kept warm and the luxury in which the owners surrounded themselves. Hands on activities include wool spinning and writing on bee's wax tablets just like Roman children did and outside explore our maze or try the museum quiz only £1 per child with a prize. Also available - ‘Make your own mosaic’ buy a kit to make at home only £2 per child.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Please see the "Visiting" pages of our website for our Access Statement.
In 2012 our site was awarded the prestigious Sandford Award in recognition of our outstanding contribution to heritage education and learning within the historic environment. For more information on this and other events this season visit our website www.bignorromanvilla.co.uk or call 01798 869259 and speak to a member of the team.
Our site lies approximately six miles north of Arundel and is signposted both from the A29 and the A285 roads. If you are coming by coach it is advisable to come in from the A29 at the bottom of Bury Hill. The site has ample free parking for cars and coaches. The nearest train station to Bignor Roman Villa is Amberley. Map link.
Bignor Roman Villa
Date last modified: 11th July 2013 at 17:10