Conserving Chedworth's mosaics

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A £3 million conservation project is making good progress to safeguard Chedworth Roman Villa's fragile mosaics for future generations. Thanks for bearing with us while work is underway.

If you come for a visit this year, you can still see the north bath-house, water-shrine and the unique under-floor heating system. You can also join site tours to discover more about this ambitious building project and see our behind the scenes exhibition.

Protecting the mosaics

Unfortunately the mosaics, including the ones revealed last summer, won't be on display this year. They've been covered up to keep them safe during the building work.

Looking to the future

When the work is finished in spring 2012, you'll be able to see all the mosaics together for the first time in centuries. Most importantly, they'll be protected from the elements by new conservation shelters to keep them safe into the future.

In the summer of 2012 the final section of corridor mosaic will be excavated to reveal one of the longest corridor mosaics in England. There'll also be walkways above the mosaics so you can see them much better. We hope you'll agree it'll be well worth the wait.