Newport Roman Villa

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: I am doing a school project on the Romans. Who can I contact to provide me with some further information?

Answer: If you would like further information regarding the Romans on the Island, please contact Corina Westwood 01983 823433

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Question: Does Newport Roman Villa have a cafe?

Answer: There are no refreshment facilities at Newport Roman Villa. The site is just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Newport where there are numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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Question: Does Newport Roman Villa have car parking facilities?

Answer: There is no car park at Newport Roman Villa. However, there are no parking restrictions on Cypress road and drivers will usually be able to find parking in this or one of the adjacent residential roads. Alternatively there is a Pay & Display car park on Medina Avenue (less than 5 mins walk) or several other car park options a short walk away in central Newport.

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Question: Does Newport Roman Villa have a shop?

Answer: Newport Roman Villa has a small shop selling a wide range of Roman themed gifts and souvenirs. Please note: we do not have the facility to take payment by card in the shop.

To find out more about the Newport Roman Villa shop please contact Corina Westwood (01983) 823433.


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Question: How long will a visit to Newport Roman Villa last?

Answer: A typical visit to Newport Roman Villa lasts approximately 30 - 45 minutes. Families often spend longer than this (1-2 hours) enjoying the Activity Room.

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Question: Where is Newport Roman Villa?

Answer: Newport Roman Villa is located in Cypress Road, a residential road a short 10 minute walk from Newport town centre.

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Question: Is Newport Roman Villa suitable for children?

Answer: Newport Roman Villa has something for all ages! A photo hunt sheet is available free of charge and the Activity Room provides hands-on activities including Roman dressing up, weaving and mosaic making.

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Question: Does Newport Roman Villa have disabled access?

Answer: Newport Roman Villa is partially accessible to wheelchair users. Most of the site can be accessed, including the Roman Garden, bath suite, and exhibition of artefacts. Unfortunately we do not have an accessible toilet on site.

An audio guide of Newport Roman Villa is available on request.

You are welcome to contact us prior to your visit for further information or to discuss your needs.


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Question: I would like to know more about the Isle of Wight Council's museums. Who can I contact?

Answer: If you require more information regarding Cowes Maritime Museum, the Museum of Island History or Newport Roman Villa, please contact Corina Westwood on (01983) 823433.

If you would like to know more about Dinosaur Isle, please phone (01983) 404344.


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Question: Do you accept payment by card?

Answer: Sorry, we are unable to accept payment by debit or credit card.

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Question: Can I bring my dog to Newport Roman Villa?

Answer: Dogs on leads are welcome at Newport Roman Villa.

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Question: Are guided tours of Newport Roman Villa available?

Answer: Guided tours of Newport Roman Villa are available to pre-booked groups.

Please contact 01983 823433.

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Question: I would like to bring a school group to Newport Roman Villa. What facilities do you provide and how can I make a booking?

Answer: Newport Roman Villa welcomes school groups. We can provide a guided tour and practical activities in the education room. Students can make mosaics, try on Roman clothes, weave hurdles and investigate our Roman kitchen. For bookings and further information please phone 01983 823433.

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