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The Roman Town House Project

News in December 2020


The Roman Town House in December 2020 with a new paint scheme and seating area nearly finished
The Roman Town House Project in December 2020 with a new paint scheme and seating area.

The main part of the Roman Town House Project is nearly finished. Inside the cover building the torching (mortar under the roof tiles that was falling off in chunks) has been removed. The metal supports and wooden boarding of the structure are being repainted in a more neutral colour scheme than before, and work to install new lighting starts in January. After this the conservators will visit to clean and repair the beautiful mosaics; we hope this will be done at the end of January. 

The amphitheatre-style seating is almost complete. It has been made by building a wooden framework and infilling by hand with concrete. When the concrete has dried it will be painted to match the Portland Stone blocks that are already on the site. 

Interpretation of the site

Behind the scenes work on new interpretation for the Roman Town House is continuing, with text and illustrations ready to be reviewed by the interpretation group. 

We are starting to put together a programme of events for the 2021 season (May to September 2021) with two new producers employed by the Arts Development Company.


Volunteering at the Roman Town House

We are looking for people to volunteer from 2021 onwards when the Roman Town House will be fully open. We'd like you to help us:

  • interpret the site for visitors;
  • do basic maintenance and cleaning inside the house;
  • monitor the condition of this special site, and
  • guide visitors inside the building

Contact Bridget Betts to find out about volunteering:

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