Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace


On Saturday 25 July we extended a warm welcome to the Friends of Butser Ancient Farm, Clanfield, making a return visit to Fishbourne, having entertained us royally last summer.  They were given a guided tour of the site and gardens by the former Director of the Palace, our President David Rudkin and had the opportunity to see or try out the Palace’s Big Dig excavation site for visitors.

Our 10th anniversary celebrations!

We were honoured and delighted that the original director of the excavations of the Roman Palace, Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, agreed to give a lecture at our celebratory event on 25 April. A summary of his talk on Danebury and its environs, by our Secretary Heather Smith, can be read here. Also the Chairman’s and the Curator’s reports to the AGM.



From time to time, the Friends have been given books to sell to raise funds at Friends events. We have been allowed to store the unsold books in the bulk store but as the museum collections grow, the Palace will want their shelf space back. Following the reduction in the number of Friends events, the Committee has decided that these books will now be available for a small donation for a limited period only. View the sale conditions and the book list here.



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

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