Roman Painted House
The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s. Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansio or official hotel for travellers crossing the English Channel. It is the finest surviving Roman Period House with unique painted walls (frescoes) and elaborate under floor heating (hypocaust).
1 - 23 April: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
24 April - 31 May: Tuesday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
1 June - 24 September: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 to 17:00
Last entry 4.30pm.
For opening hours after this date, please call The Roman Painted House on 01304 203279 and ask a member of staff for further details.
Open to Schools and Groups/Societies.
Group visits March to December by arrangement.
The Roman Painted House is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. Occasionally volunteers may not be available as planned. If you are travelling a distance, please call in advance to check that this attraction will be open.
Child age range: Under 16
Concessions entry qualification: £2.00