Visiting Chedworth Roman Villa: What to expect
To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.
Planning your visit
You can now visit during quieter times without booking. If you visit without booking, your entry will depend on visitor numbers on that day and staff will advise you on arrival.
To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend booking at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.
Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance when booking.
How to book:
- Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
- You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
- The timeslot is for your arrival time only
- Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
- We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 3pm the day before you visit.
When you arrive
- If you have pre-booked, please have your ticket to hand and show it to any member of staff at the visitor reception. If you are a member with a booking, we'll also ask for you to show your membership card.
- Please arrive within your booking slot (e.g between 11 - 11.30am). If you arrive early we may not be able to admit you early due to needing to limit numbers of visitors at the property.
- If you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team.
- Depending on how busy the property is, if you arrive without a pre-booked ticket admissions it not guaranteed. Staff will be able to avise if there is availability at a different time of day.
- Afternoons are usually quieter than mornings.
- Last entry is 4.30pm, however we recommend allowing atleast an hour for your visit so you can enjoy everything the villa has to offer.
- To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.
- The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Face coverings are recommend in enclosed, crowded areas during your visit. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.
- If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.
What's open and what to expect during your visit
- Toilets: Toilets are available in the Visitor Centre and will be cleaned several times throughout the day, meaning we may need to close them temporarily.
- Villa: All areas of the villa, including the West Range and Museum, are open. Whilst most of the villa is outside with lots of space, some of the indoor areas can be more restricte. We ask that visitors are mindful of this and respect other people in those areas.
- Shop: The shop is open each day 10am - 5pm.
- Café: The café is open each day until 4.30pm. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
- Picnics: You are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in the Lower Courtyard.
- Parking: The main car park and Woodland car park are both open. Overnight stays are not permitted.
- Dogs: Assistance dogs only on site.