Chedworth Roman Villa is closed for the winter

Covering the pilae to protect them from the winter frost

Chedworth Roman Villa is now closed for the winter and will re-open to visitors for the new season on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Over the winter many of the archaeological remains at Chedworth Roman Villa are covered up with frost-proof materials. This is necessary to protect the stonework, as the temperature changes and the freeze-thaw cycle causes stone to shale or crack. The hypocaust pilae on the north side of the villa have even got their own special covers that look a little like sleeping bags.

Once the conservation covers are in place, the team continue to work on a variety of winter tasks, including cleaning the mosaics, preparing for school groups, and planning events and activities for the new season.

Chedworth Roman Villa will re-open on Saturday 8 February 2020, and plans are already in place for an exciting year.

Please check the website for more details in the New Year.