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Fishbourne Roman Palace

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The remains of a palatial Roman building, with corridors, courtyards and rooms containing mosaic floors, can be seen inside a covered building. Indeed, here can be seen the largest collection of in-situ mosaics in Britain including the famous Cupid on a Dolphin mosaic. Many finds from the excavations are displayed in the site museum, accompanied by models, plans and photographs.

Outside, the northern half of the formal garden has been replanted to its original plan as recovered by excavation. There is also a Roman Garden Museum, which includes a reconstructed Roman potting shed.

Education is a primary role of the Roman Palace. There is a comprehensive education programme with a special emphasis on school groups, also research facilities and an identification service.

There are many special events throughout the year from Roman Soldiers to Baroque concerts. There are a wide range of facilities on site including café, car park and disabled access.