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Directions and facilities

It is free to visit the Roman Town House in Dorchester. Get directions and information on facilities.

The Roman Town House site is accessible in daylight hours every day of the year. Admission is free. 

To protect the monument entry inside the protective structure is not allowed, but it has glass walls so the mosaics and other features can be seen clearly from the outside.

View a map of Roman Town House, Dorchester


The Roman Town House is at Colliton Park, in the grounds of County Hall, Dorchester.

On foot

Pedestrian access is well signed from the top of the town to the entrance at Northernhay. The Town House is five minutes' walk from the town centre.

By public transport

The Town House is ten minutes from Dorchester's railway stations. Train and bus information is available from Travel Dorset.

Search for a bus stop, timetables and departures for County Hall, Dorchester

By car 

There are a number of car parks in Dorchester but the Colliton Park car park is the closest to The Roman Town House. 


Access information

There is disabled driver car parking at the site entrance. The Town House is accessed by steps and a graded path which is suitable for wheelchair users.


The nearest public toilets are in the car park at the top of town.


The town centre has a wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs, all within a few minutes walk of the Town House.

Where to stay

There are a number of hotels and guest houses in the town centre. Camping and caravan sites are a little further away.

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