Events for Fishbourne Roman Palace

Mosaic Mayhem!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

6th May 2019, 11:00 - 16:00

A day of activities for all ages, with guided tours and demonstrations of mosaic making. Make an edible mosaic and add a piece to our giant mosaic design!

Enamel in a Day

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

1st June 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Discover the art of enamelling with our expert Eve Claire Taylor. This unique course offers the opportunity to design and make a decorative piece of enamel-work, based on a Roman seal box.
Roman seal boxes are beautifully decorated boxes that archaeologists believe were used to protect beeswax seals on important documents. In many cases the enamel decoration has survived almost intact, giving us a chance to appreciate the rich colours and intricate designs used by ancient craft workers.
During this special course, participants will get to see an original Roman seal box lid found here at Fishbourne Roman Palace and then make a piece of decorative enamel-work inspired by the original. Using enamel-work and cloisonné wire technique on a copper base, each participant will create a beautiful lid to take away. This can then be added to a small box or used as a pendant.
The course is for over 18s and costs £65 per person. The course fee includes tuition, all materials and admission to the Palace. Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting 01243 785859.

Coffee with the Curator

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

20th July 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Ever wondered what it is like to be a Curator in a museum?

Join our Curator for a behind the scenes tour followed by a chance to ask questions and and hear about current research over coffee. Places are limited so please book in advance. £15 to include admission, tour, tea coffee and biscuits.

Places limited, so please book in advance by telephoning 01243 785859

Summer Fun!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

1st August 2019, 11:00 - 15:00

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Fun!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

8th August 2019, 11:00 - 15:00

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Fun!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

15th August 2019, 11:00 - 15:00

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Fun!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

22nd August 2019, 11:00 - 15:00

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Fun!

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

29th August 2019, 11:00 - 15:00

Every Thursday in August we are offering an opportunity to to travel back in time 2,000 years and experience life in Roman times with lots of craft activities and things to make and do. Activities are included in the admission charge and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Soldiers at the Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

31st August 2019 - 1st September 2019

The Ermine Street Guard return to Fishbourne with spectacular displays of marching, siege weaponry and military skills. Since their formation in 1972, the The Ermine Street Guard have become the leading society studying the Roman Army and its equipment.

Roman Army Week

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

28th October 2019 - 1st November 2019

Get an army “tattoo”, try your hand at spear practice and see if you can earn your keep as a new recruit during Roman Army Week at Fishbourne Roman Palace this Half Term. Sign up with the recruitment officer and learn to write your name in Latin before completing a range of tasks to “earn” a day’s pay. Other activities include archery, sword practice and dressing-up Roman-style. Once you have completed the activities, return to the recruitment officer, to receive a certificate and a (replica) Roman coin as your first day’s pay!

Latin for Beginners

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex

16th November 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Spend a day learning Latin in a relaxed and friendly environment. Meet the classical authors and dip into their writing, discover the basis of many English words and hear the sound of classical Latin read aloud.
This enjoyable and informative one-day course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from The Latin Qvarter. The course is ideal for those interested in gaining a glimpse of the past through language. The mixture of historical references, vocabulary and grammar makes this an inspiring course for all, from complete beginners to those who would like to brush up on their knowledge.
The course costs £50 for the day which includes tea and coffee on arrival, entry to the Roman Palace and all materials. Places are limited so please book in advance by telephoning 01243 785859 or palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk