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Be our honoured guest; walk in the footsteps of Romans and experience life in this grand Roman villa

Chedworth Roman Villa was home to some of the richest people in the country during its heyday in the 4th century.

Visit the intriguing ruins of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country.

Marvel at some of the amazing inventions brought to this country by the Romans - including mosaics, bathhouses, latrines and even underfloor heating.

Get up close to the mosaics, some of which were excavated just this year, on our state of the art walkways.

Walk in the footsteps of the Victorian gamekeeper who unearthed the first clues to what lay beneath an ordinary field in the heart of the Cotswolds in our newly refurbished museum.

Reflect on your visit with a glorious walk through the surrounding woodland and don't forget to treat yourself to something delicious in our new café.

Ongoing excavations

Excavating an unexpected mosaic floor at Chedworth Roman Villa, 2014

Excavating an unexpected mosaic floor at Chedworth Roman Villa, 2014

Chedworth Roman Villa is currently halfway through a five year archaeology programme. Each August a team of archaeologists arrive for two weeks and excavate areas of the North Wing. Their aim is to gain a complete understanding so that we know how best to protect it.

In 2014 the team discovered a mosaic floor measuring 18m wide and 6m long: the largest ever found on site. We now believe that this room was Chedworth's grand reception room. This year the team excavated the changing room area of the North Wing bath house, discovering highly decorated fragments of wall plaster.

To find out more visit us at Chedworth or see the South West archaeology blog.

 

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