Bignor Roman Villa, West Sussex, Roman mosaics
   
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ROMAN REMAINS

   
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THE
DISCOVERY!

   
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GEORGIAN
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BIGNOR
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VISITING

Season
Admission Fees

Access Statement


Bignor Roman Villa is situated in the centre of the designated South Downs National Park, only metres from the Downs themselves.  The site commands unrivalled views of the Downs to South, East and West with instant access to miles of beautiful footpaths heading in all directions.

Those who do not fancy the steep but rewarding walk onto the Downs can take a shorter stroll along one of the numerous footpaths at the base of the Downs crossing streams, fields and a vineyard where you are almost certain to encounter the local wildlife.  Bignor village is only metres away with beautiful houses and gardens as well as a 13th Century church.

Season
Open 7 days a week: 1st March – 31st October
From 10am until 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Admission Fees
Adults £6 (parties or 10 or more £5)

Senior Citizens (65+) and Students £4.50 (parties or 10 or more £4)

Children under 16 years £3.50 (under 5s go free) (parties of 10 or more £2.50)

Family Ticket £16 (2 adults, 2 children)

     Be a Gift Aid Visitor

Bignor Roman Villa is a registered charity (No.1158379) and your visit helps us to look after the stunning remains of this roman home. You can also support us by giving gift aid on your admission or by making a donation.

Museum TeaRoom
Enjoy hot or cold drinks, locally made cakes and cream teas above the Roman courtyard with exquisite views of the downs from our large picnic area. Open daily 10.30am to 4pm. Please note we do not serve sandwiches or hot food. Visitors are welcome to use our picnic area to enjoy their own picnics.

Gift Shop
Purchase guidebooks and choose from a wide range of quality souvenirs, reproduction artifacts and publications to put your Bignor discoveries into a wider context.

Getting to us by public transport

The nearest train station is Amberley. Compass travel operates their number 99A bus service from Chichester via the Villa Sundays and Public Holidays, leaving Chichester at 11:45 and returning from the Villa at 15:00.

Getting to us by car

Our address is Bignor Roman Villa, Bignor, RH20 1PH. By all means use our postcode and in your SatNav to get near us, but when you see the brown signs, follow those, rather than your SatNav.

We have ample free parking and designated disabled parking spaces which are located near to the ticket office.

Access Statement

Due to the nature of the site, wheelchair access to Bignor Roman Villa and to toilet facilities are limited. However, the management and staff team will do everything they can to ensure that disabled visitors to the Villa are welcome, and have a positive and enjoyable experience.

The DDA 2005 recognises that legal requirement to preserve the character of historic and listed buildings. BRV is listed on two counts, the 2,000 year old Roman mosaics and the foundation, plus the 200 year old thatched Georgian buildings covering the mosaics. Notes attached to the DDA state that:-

"It may be appropriate for a disabled person to have less favourable access to a listed historic building, or site, only if the alternative is to have no access at all".

Unfortunately this is the case at Bignor. We cannot widen Roman doorways, reposition mosaics or level out uneven Roman floors.   We are restricted in any further development, including bringing electricity on site!

We do advise people who telephone in advance re accessibilty that we do not have dedicated male and female disabled toilets. One slightly larger cubicle in the women's toilet has grab rails and a raised arm support. We do offer to close the women's toilets to allow space and  privacy when male or female wheelchair users need to use the facility. The door to both the men's and women's toilets are a standard size.

Roman Facts

Aqueduct - a channel for carrying the main water supply to a town.