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The Roman Town House is accessible in daylight hours every day of the year, and there is no cost to come on to the site. 

The cover structure over the western range of the building is currently closed. When the Roman Town House Project is complete we intend to allow some visits inside it. In the meantime, the internal features of this range can be seen through the glass panels. As part of the project we will be developing a range of activities, and some of these may be free while others may have a cost associated with them.

The Roman Town House is a Scheduled Monument. This legal designation is intended to protect the site or future generations. To comply with this protection, please do not put anything into the ground and do not stand on any of the walls on the site.

School visits and tours inside the cover building are expected to start once works on the site are completed.

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 signed from the Top O'Town to the entrance off West Walks. The Roman Town House is 5 minutes' walk from the town centre.

By public transport

The Town House is 10 minutes' walk 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. 



You can reach the Town House on graded paths which are suitable for wheelchair users.


The nearest public toilets are in the Top O'Town car park.

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