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Dover Roman Painted House a unique tourist attraction and well preserved museum in the heart of Dover Town showing what life was like in the Dover Deal and Sandwich area in Roman times.

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A day out in Dover is not complete without a visit to the Dover Roman painted house museum.It is one of Dovers most unique and interesting tourist attractions. If you are looking for something to that will interest all the family the Roman Painted House just off the market sqaure in Dover provides plenty of interaction for all ages.

The Roman Painted House, the finest Roman House on show in Britain, was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. Twenty five years of excavation across ancient Dover by the Unit have uncovered 50 major structures.

The Painted House was the best preserved and is now a major tourist attraction. Built about A.D. 200 it formed part of a large mansion or official hotel, for travellers crossing the Channel. It stood outside the great naval fort of the Classis Britannica, but in A.D. 270 it was demolished by the Roman army during the construction of a larger fort. Three of its main rooms were then buried substantially intact under its ramparts.Take a step into Dovers historic past and visit the Roman Painted House.


One of many facinating tourist attractions in the Dover Deal and Sandwich Kent area.


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In February 2011, said about Dover Roman Painted House

The Roman House at Dover had proved itself a site of international interest, both for tourists and for all students studying the Roman World. So far more than 600,000 visitors have been welcomed, including numerous foreign groups and school parties. In 1986 the Queen Mother spent a whole afternoon in the Painted House. The modest admission charges prove very good value for money and some of those who discovered the site are still working there and sometimes give lectures.

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In February 2011, said about Dover Roman Painted House

This is one of the very finest Roman houses ever discovered in Roman Britain. Its painted walls are unique in this country and of Italian standards. I congratulate those who made this fantastic discovery and hope that it may become a major tourist attraction in Dover.

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In January 2011, said about Dover Roman Painted House

A fantastic piece of Dovers History right in the heart of the main shopping area. Definitely worth a visit for those interested in how we used to live and local history. It definitely makes you think about what else might be lurking under our feet yet to be discovered!

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