Visiting Chedworth Roman Villa: What to expect

Chedworth North Range view

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 without booking. We will still have our booking system in use if you do wish to pre-book your ticket which is recomended 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’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 admission is 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 at least an hour for your visit so you can enjoy everything the villa has to offer.  

Staying safe 


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 restricted. 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 Monday - Sunday 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. 

Upcoming events

Half Term Crafts: Roman Herb Bags

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-15:00
Join us for some half term crafts including making a Roman herb bag filled with scented lavender! Other crafts include mosaic making, badge making and paper crafts. Some of the crafts have an additional charge

Gladiator Weekend

Sat 18 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Train to be a gladiator and experience Roman military life with displays and demonstrations that you can be involved in!

Festival of Archaeology: 'Life at the Villa' Family Trail

Sat 16 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Over the Festival of Archaeology experience what life was like at Chedworth in the Roman Times with costumed characters, displays, events and trails!

Festival of Archeaology: Roman Cooking with Gaia

Sat 16 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Over the Festival of Archaeology experience what life was like at Chedworth in the Roman Times with costumed characters, displays, events and trails!

Festival of Archaeology - Dr Quintus: Roman Medicine

Mon 18 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Over the Festival of Archaeology experience what life was like at Chedworth in the Roman Times with costumed characters, displays, events and trails!

Festival of Archaeology: Roman Coin Display

Tue 19 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Over the Festival of Archaeology experience what life was like at Chedworth in the Roman Times with costumed characters, displays, events and trails!