Fishbourne Roman Palace celebrates its 40th anniversary

Fishbourne Roman Palace celebrates its 40th anniversary

Fishbourne Roman Palace will mark its 40th anniversary with a family trip back to the year it opened as a museum.
On Saturday May 31 a fleet of 1960s vintage cars will welcome visitors to the Palace for a return to 1968 to see how the archaeologists uncovered the world-famous mosaics.

Penelope Parker, marketing officer, said: “Hands-on activities such as making a Roman pot or finding artefacts with a metal detector will entertain you. Test your knowledge on the 1960s memories quiz trail.

“In the Collections Discovery Centre see the gallery of images from the opening ceremony and enter a prize draw for a family ticket to a private view of the conservator at work. Steam train rides, live music and a picnic bag from our café make this a memorable day out. Come in 60s fancy dress and party 60s style!”

Penelope added: “40 years ago the opening of Fishbourne Roman Palace was an historic event.

Visitors were able to come and see the remains of a substantial Roman Palace with its remarkable mosaics.”

More details on 01243 785859.

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