Hampshire Cultural Trust

Visit us

Rockbourne Roman Villa is in rural west Hampshire, near the New Forest and approximately 4 miles from Fordingbridge and 9.5 miles from Salisbury.

Opening times

3 April – 28 September 2014

  • Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
  • 11am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Ticket prices

  • Adult £3.30
  • Child [5-15 years] £2.20
  • Concession £2.20
  • Family ticket £8.65
Free to members of Association of Roman Archaeology and Young Archaeology Club.

Pre Booked groups

  • Adult £2.20
  • Concession £1.10


Outside there are ramps which give access to view the villa remains, although the site is largely grass with no paths and the ground is uneven, which may make wheelchair use difficult.


Dogs are welcome in the grounds, but not in the museum


We sell tea, coffee and ice creams and there are picnic tables outside if you want to bring your own picnic to enjoy.

There are pubs and a shop in the nearby village if you require more.

Families and children

Rockbourne Roman Villa welcomes families – there’s room outside for children to run around and inside they can enjoy dressing up as Romans and enjoy Roman themed games and quizzes. The very young can build their own villa from Lego.

We have baby changing facilities.

Getting here

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By car

From the north and south
Leave the A338 at Fordingbridge. Follow the B3078, signposted to Sandleheath. From Sandleheath, follow brown signs to Museum and car park.

From the west
Leave the A354 at brown sign, just south of Salisbury. Continue through Rockbourne Village to Museum and car park.


Free parking is available outside the museum

By train

The nearest railway station is Salisbury, approx 9.5 miles away

By bus

There are no bus services directly to Rockbourne. The nearest services run from Salisbury and Bournemouth to Fordingbridge. The new summer open top bus service which runs across the New Forest also stops in Fordingbridge.  

By Cycle

It’s an approximately 15 minute cycle ride from Fordingbridge to the villa.