A new, family-friendly display in the garden museum gives visitors a chance to find out more about this unique Roman garden through a series of informative panels and hands-on activities. It was made possible with funding from the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace and a donation made through the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme.
The official unveiling will be on Tuesday 26 March, 2.30-4pm. Friends of the Palace, Trustees of Sussex Archaeological Society and representatives from Waitrose have been invited to attend. The CEO of the Sussex Archaeological Society will say a few words before cutting the ribbon to declare the refurbished museum display open. After the opening, there will be a chance to enjoy the new Garden Museum display, and the beauty of the gardens in springtime.
Head of Learning, Katrina Burton, "We are particularly grateful to the Friends and to Waitrose for giving us the opportunity to make so much more of the Garden Museum. The garden at Fishbourne is thought to be the first garden in Britain - so it's fantastic that we are able to tell that story in an interesting way that will be enjoyed by all our visitors"
Fishbourne Roman Palace dates back to the beginning of Roman occupation in Britain and offers visitors of all ages a unique chance to look back in time. Uncovered in 1960, the north wing of this remarkable building remains an important visitor attraction and archaeological site for anyone interested in learning more about Roman art and architecture.
Join Sussex Past or the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace to receive free admission to the site and all special events. For more information, please see website for details. The palace is accessible with ramps. Assistance dogs welcome.
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Published 15th March 2013
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