Crofton Roman Villa

Archaeological site
A photograph showing the inside of Crofton Roman Villa

© Crofton Roman Villa

    • Crofton Roman Villa is the only villa open to the public in Greater London. It was inhabited from about AD 140 to 400 and was the centre of a large farming estate. Today you can see the remains of 10 rooms protected inside a public viewing building. Remains include tiled (tessellated) floors and the under-floor heating system (hypocaust). The Villa is managed on behalf of the London Borough of Bromley by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. What's provided at the Villa: * Short talk by an archaeologist. * Graphic displays of the excavations and villa. * A touch table with a selection of Roman finds from the excavation for handling. * Replica Roman everyday objects including pots, jewellery, lamps and writing tablet. * Activities for children: Roman games to play, mosaic making and dressing up as a Roman. * Sales desk including guide book, postcards, souvenirs and books on local archaeology. * Special activity workshops for schools, two hour sessions (Wed, Thurs, Fri). £3.00 per child. Please contact us to arrange a session. * Special events for children over the Easter and summer holidays. * Special guided tours for groups and societies, please book in advance
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