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

The  Roman Town House site is open every day of the year and admission is free.
To protect the monument entry inside the protective structure is not allowed, but the mosaics and other features can be clearly seen from the outside.

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The Roman Town House is at Colliton Park (opens in a new window), 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 - From Mon-Fri use the Dorchester Park and Ride (re-direct) at Weymouth Avenue. The bus will stop right beside the Roman Town House. At weekends and public holidays you can use the County Hall or town centre car parks.


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.

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

Refreshments - 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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