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1864 - 2014

Discover Chedworth

Chedworth 150

Celebrate 150 years of exploration and conservation since the Victorian rediscovery of this special site in 1864.

What will you discover through our special events and activities?

Costumed history

Roman soldiers line up for battle at Chedworth Roman Villa © National Trust

  • 5 May - Life at the Roman Villa
  • 14 & 15 June - Father's Day gladiator arena

Get to know us a little better with these special costumed history events.

Roman market

Traditional glass © NT Chedworth Roman Villa

24 - 26 May

Our sellers will peddle their wares from stalls selling Roman games, local cheese and honey, glass beads and traditional crafts.

What will you buy?

Victorian discovery

Traditional glass © Pete Milsom

31 May & 1 June

Join us as we celebrate the Victorian rediscovery of the site with a whole host of Victorian themed fun and excitement. There'll be games, reenactments, dressing up and much much more.

Archaeology festival

Discover more in the West Range at Chedworth © NTPL/NTPL

14–27 July

Find out what it's like to be an archaeologist and get hands on with our collection of real archaeological finds.

We'll also have special talks and tours to help you find out more.

Every day at Chedworth

  • Free guided tours most days help you get the most from your visit
  • Look out for Roman Sue as she demonstrates Roman handicrafts and cookery in costume
  • Raid our dressing-up box and turn yourself into a Roman
  • Games galore in the garden
  • Brass rubbings in the West Range
  • Make a wish; throw a coin into the Nymphaeum where the Romans would have worshipped their ancient gods