Festival of Archaeology: Roman dyeing with Gaia

Over the Festival of Archaeology experience what life was like at Chedworth in the Roman Times with costumed characters, displays, events and trails!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The dyeing of fibres using an open fire, fire box (to protect any underlying archaeology from heat damage) large copper vessel and a large tripod, using wood and charcoal for the heat.

The dyes which may be used during the display could be;

Onion skins

Madder roots

Weld

Indigo (Woad is in short supply)

Dyer’s greenweed.

These are just a couple of the colours which would have been found in Rome and imported into Roman Britain.

You can view Gaia's dyeing display on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Chedworth Roman Villa

Prices

Outdoor features and West Range building
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Contact Info

Name
Chedworth Roman Villa
Email
chedworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01242 890256

Upcoming events

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!

Festival of Archaeology: Appian the Master Mosaicist

Fri 22 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 Traders

Sat 23 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!