Group visits to Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa was rediscovered by the Victorians over 150 years ago. Leading the way in archaeology and conservation, Chedworth provides a unique insight into life during the Roman period in Britain. If you're planning to visit with a group, let us tailor your visit to help you get the most out of your trip.
When to visit?
We welcome pre-booked groups during open season between February and November, with the exception of bank holiday weekends and some holiday periods.
School groups usually visit in the morning, with other groups preferring to visit in the afternoon when the site is quieter. We have limited parking, so coaches must be booked in advance.
We can help make your time here special with a guided tour, from basic to specialist, or led by one of our costumed Roman characters. Whatever your level or area of interest, we can tailor the experience to your group.
A guided tour with one of our experts is one of the best ways to take in the unique history of Chedworth and its significance as one Britain’s grandest villas, so we highly recommend making this part of your visit.
Whatever your age, Chedworth Roman Villa is full of exciting discoveries and unforgettable learning experiences. From 'What do you use a sponge on a stick for?' to 'What's a Nymphaeum?', we're sure you'll learn something new every time you visit.
Bringing history to life
From Roman history to archaeology, use this amazing site to bring history to life with real and replica artefacts, stories and costumes.
What is Education Group Membership?
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
To visit Chedworth you must have an Education Group Membership. Room hire and sessions are priced separately, please contact us to discuss your needs. Booking is essential.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Discover the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain. See the spectacular Roman mosaics, hypocausts and bath houses and find out what treasures have been found here.
Discover 2,000 years of history at Chedworth Roman Villa. Find out about its construction, heyday and decline, and unearth the stories of a wealthy owner and a Victorian discovery.
Chedworth Roman Villa has some of the most impressive in-situ Roman mosaics in the country and a close up look gives an insight into life in Roman Britain.
Chedworth is famous for its mosaic, but there’s so much more to discover - from bath houses to Roman latrines. Discover more about Chedworth’s heritage finds
Discover the unusual objects that have been unearthed at Chedworth; from a 5th-century mosaic to bone hair pins and pottery.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.