Meet the man who re-discovered Chedworth Roman Villa

Travel back in time on this special tour with our costumed interpreter

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join Thomas Margetts, the gamekeeper who found the Villa in 1864. Enjoy the site through his eyes as he takes you on an entertaining journey through time from the Victorian Cotswolds back to the Villa's grandest days and onto the latest archaeological finds. He will be on site all day to answer any questions, but will also be giving a special tour at 2pm.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.50
Child £5.80 £5.25
Family £28.90 £26.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.90

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Ask at reception for more information about timings and starting points for the tours.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 June 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
19 July 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
16 August 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
13 September 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
27 September 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
11 October 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 October 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Chedworth Roman Villa
Call 01242 890256

Upcoming events

Meet the man who re-discovered Chedworth Roman Villa

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Travel back in time on this special tour with our costumed interpreter

Talk and Tour: Mosaics at the Villa

Wed 27 Jun 2018
Learn about our fascinating mosaics and how they were made

Mosaics and more with Appian

Thu 28 Jun 2018
Learn the secrets of Roman mosaicists

Meet Censorinus and take a tour with the owner

Thu 05 Jul 2018
Venture back to Roman Britain with our costumed interpreter to meet Censorinus, the 4th Century villa owner for a guided tour around his humble abode.

The Big Dig

Mon 09 Jul 2018
Watch the archaeologists excavate more of the North Range of the Roman villa and enjoy special talks, demonstrations and activities.

Meet the owner

Fri 13 Jul 2018
Meet our esteemed owner Censorinus and see the site through his eyes.