The Roman Palace and Gardens at Fishbourne will be uncovering the stories surrounding the destruction of the palace at its Museum at Night event on Saturday, 19th May from 7pm – 9pm.
As dusk falls, the costumed guides of the Palace will tell the story of a catastrophic night in the 3rd century when Fishbourne Roman Palace, one of the largest and most luxurious homes in the Roman Empire, burnt to the ground.
Enjoy a cup of Mulsum, a Roman spiced drink, listen to the story of that fateful evening and experience the Palace by Night by the flickering light of oil lamps! The ruined rooms of the palace will be brought to life using genuine artefacts from the excavations. This will be a unique opportunity to explore a little known aspect of the Palace’s history
The Palace is participating in the national Museums at Night event and doors will stay open outside its normal closing time of 5pm, using the early evening and twilight to reveal the story of one of the earliest villas in Roman Britain and its eventual destruction.
Museum director Jaane Rowehl said: “This event is especially suitable for families, but will be a rare treat for anyone who wants to see the Palace after-hours, as night falls. It promises to be a unique and atmospheric evening.”
There will be limited spaces so pre-booking is essential either by telephone 01243 785859 or email email@example.com
Published 1st May 2012
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