GET ‘HANDS ON WITH HISTORY’ AT NEWPORT ROMAN VILLA THIS HALF TERM

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Islanders are being invited to get ‘hands on with history’ at Newport Roman Villa during the February half-term school holiday.

The villa will be open for 2 days at half-term – Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th February. You will be able to explore the well-preserved Roman remains, including one of the best-preserved bath suites in southern England.

The villa provides an insight into life on the Island in Roman times and also has a beautiful garden and fascinating museum display area.

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On Monday 17th February you can learn about the fascinating Roman February festival of Lupercalia. You can make your own wolf mask to take home and complete a photo hunt around the villa to gather fascinating facts about wolves.

On Wednesday 19th February you can make your own Roman face pot from clay, decorated with a face inspired by examples from ancient times.

The family-friendly activities are just £1 per person, including admission to this incredible 3rd century Roman farmhouse. Drop-in between 10;30 and 15:00. No booking is required and the activities are suitable for all ages.

All the events are organised by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.

Newport Roman Villa is located in Cypress Road, Newport (PO30 1HA).

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