Rockbourne Roman Villa

New Forest

Type:Historic Site

Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3PG

Tel: 01725 518541

Rockbourne Roman Villa


Situated in picturesque and peaceful south west Hampshire, Rockbourne Roman Villa is the largest known Roman villa in the area.

The villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD. The villa remains include bath houses, living quarters, farm buildings and workshops. During your visit, you can explore the villa’s archaeological remains and also see some stunning mosaics, which were once part of the underfloor heating system, as well as the outline of the villa's forty rooms.

There’s plenty of room in the grounds for children to run around, and in the site museum, they can enjoy dressing up as Romans, have fun with Roman themed-games and quizzes or build their own LEGO® villa. The museum also houses displays of many of the fascinating objects found during excavations, showing what life was like for the Roman Britons who lived at the site over 1,600 years ago. Tea, coffee and ice creams are available to buy, and there are picnic tables outside to use. 

Admission charges apply. Free entry to members of Association of Roman Archaeology, Young Archaeology Club & National Art Pass members. Free access to the shop and café. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.50 per ticket
Adult (including Gift Aid)£5.00 per ticket
Child (5-15)£2.25 per ticket
Child (5-15) (including Gift Aid)£2.50 per ticket
Children (ages 4 and under)Free
Concession£3.50 per ticket
Concession (including Gift Aid)£4.00 per ticket
Family - without 10% donation.£10.90 per ticket
Family (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)£12.50 per ticket
Family (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) (including Gift Aid)£14.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - to remains.


  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available - Hot drinks and ice creams.

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - In grounds only.
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On site parking - Free

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Family Activities


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Please check the venue website for up-to-date opening times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Open (1 Apr 2020 - 22 July 2021)
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Rockbourne Roman Villa is a seasonal venue. Please check the venue website for up-to-date opening times prior to your visit.

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