Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace. The Palace is owned and run by the charity Sussex Archaeological Society. Despite its great international importance the Palace receives no public money but must depend on income from visitors and special events. The Friends organisation is dedicated to helping promote and protect this unique site. Please spare a moment to consider joining us; details are on our membership page. Or If you would care to make a donation towards this work please use the easy payment button below and indicate the amount you are donating.


Events programme 2014

Neville Haskins has drawn up a programme of events for 2014 which continues the very high standard set previously. The details and booking form are on our Events page.

Our series of talks has already begun with an excellent address by Dr Stuart Needham, visiting Research Fellow at Reading University, on the round barrows of the Early Bronze Age (around 2500 to 1500 BC). He also gave us hot-off-the-press news of a project headed by Petersfield Museum, Hampshire, to investigate and classify the numerous and varied barrows on Petersfield Heath, in which Stuart and a number of other eminent archaeologists will take part. Click here to read a synopsis of his talk.

Dr Neville Haskins and Dr Stuart Needham

Annual General Meeting - 5 April

Read the outgoing Chairman Anne de Potier’s review of the year and the report from the Roman Palace by Rob Symmons, the Curator.

Our Annual General Meeting on 5 April has brought some changes to our committee. See ‘About Us’ for the names of its current members.



The Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace is an organisation independent of the Palace and of Sussex Archaeological Society, the owners of the Palace and other historic properties. Our constitution provides that all funds raised shall be used for the sole benefit of the Roman Palace.

Registered address - Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 3QR

Contact us by e-mail -