Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s. Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansion or official hotel for travellers crossing the English Channel. It is the finest surviving Roman Period House with unique painted walls (frescoes) and elaborate under floor heating (hypocaust).


Opening Times

1 - 23 April: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
24 April - 31 May: Tuesday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
1 June - 24 September: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 13:00 to 17:00
Last entry 4.30pm.

For opening hours after this date, please call The Roman Painted House on 01304 203279 and ask a member of staff for further details.

Open to Schools and Groups/Societies.
Group visits March to December by arrangement.

The Roman Painted House is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. Occasionally volunteers may not be available as planned. If you are travelling a distance, please call in advance to check that this attraction will be open.


New Street
CT17 9AJ

Entry Price

Adults: £3.00
Children: £2.00
Concessions: £2.00
Child age range: Under 16
Concessions entry qualification: £2.00