When the owners of a nearby house sank new foundations for a garage in 1926, they discovered something that they found to be unusual.
It was the site of a Roman farmhouse that had been built around the year 280 AD.
Subsequent excavations revealed that this was a major find and told archaeologists more about the Roman way of life on the Isle of Wight.
The restoration team has painstakingly recreated scenes within the villa, and also outside by recreating a Roman herb garden as it would have been nearly 2000 years ago. There is an education room with family activities too.
Explore Newport Roman Villa
Isle of Wight
Open until 29 September Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm (last entry). July and August open 7 days a week 10.30am – 4pm (last entry)
Family £10.00 *2 adults and 2 children.