The Roman Palace and Gardens at Fishbourne will be uncovering the stories surrounding the early days of the Palace at its Museums at Night event on Saturday 18th May from 7pm – 9pm.
As dusk falls, the guides of the Palace will tell the story of the dawn of Fishbourne Roman Palace, one of the largest and most luxurious homes in the Roman Empire.
Enjoy a cup of Mulsum, a traditional Roman drink, and a sweet wine cake, baked according to an original Roman recipe. Then join our expert guide to find out more about the origins of this fascinating site and experience the Palace by the flickering light of oil lamps! 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 the doors will be open from 7-9pm, using the early evening and twilight to reveal the story of one of the earliest villas in Roman Britain.
Museum director Jaane Rowehl said: “This event 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 by email.
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.
Published 9th May 2013
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