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Roman Town House, Dorchester

The Roman Town House in Dorchester is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the country. It is free to visit and a range of tours are offered.

The Roman Town House is owned and managed by Dorset County Council, and supported by the Dorchester Joint Heritage Committee and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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May 2018 - planning ahead and looking for volunteers

Directions and facilities

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


Read more about Tours
Discover the different types of tours offered for the Roman Town House - guided, audio and virtual.

The history

Read more about The history
The discovery of the Roman Town House and information about archaeology, building techniques and conservation.


Read more about Learning
Information about educational visits to The Roman Town House and how to hire the Romans Artefact Box.


Read more about Galleries
An image gallery of Roman Town House artwork by Dominic Andrews, Dr Steve Cosh, John Mullaney and John Maine.

Games and cartoons

Read more about Games and cartoons
Play online games with a distinctly Roman theme and see our downloadable comic packed with activities.

Channel 4's 'Time Team' visited in February 2012.

Tony Robinson

See pictures and read what Tony Robinson had to say about the site.

The Roman Town House Guidebook

Get your guidebook now ready for your tour.

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