Fishbourne Roman Palace re-opens to visitors on weekends only from 15 January 2022. From 12 February 2022 it is open every day.  Please check timings and safety precautions on the website of the Sussex Archaeological Society, owners of the site.


Details of activites over the February half term will be posted as soon as they are available.


To help it recover from the lockdown, when no money was coming in, the Palace needs lots of visitors so come along if you possibly can, encourage friends and acquaintances, and spend what you can spare in the cafe, the bookshop and the giftshop.


We, the Friends, continue to rely on our members’ subscriptions and donations to enable us to make grants to the Palace for items which their budget otherwise would not bear. If you would like to make a donation (or further donations) we shall be most grateful. To help, send your cheque to the treasurer: Mr Richard New, 3 Baileys Way, Hambrook, Chichester, PO18 8FE or contact us for details of how to make a bank transfer.

Fishbourne Roman Palace is a subsidiary of Sussex Archaeological Society, which receives no public funding to help with the upkeep of its various sites. Our Constitution provides for the Friends to raise funds specifically to help the Palace purchase equipment or fund activities which would otherwise be beyond its budget. Friends also give their time to help on site, either regularly or at special events such as children's activities.

On our Projects page you can see some of the ways we have been able to help. Even if you cannot take part in Palace activities your membership subscription or donation provides valuable support.

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by e-mail - fishbournefriends@googlemail.com

by post - Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way,     

Fishbourne, CHICHESTER, West Sussex PO19 3QR