Crofton Roman Villa is the only villa open to the public in Greater London. It was inhabited from about AD 140 to 400 and was the centre of a large farming estate. Today you can see the remains of 10 rooms protected inside a public viewing building. Remains include tiled (tessellated) floors and the under-floor heating system (hypocaust).
The Villa is managed on behalf of the London Borough of Bromley by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit
Visiting the Villa
The villa is open from April to October every year. Please see the Crofton Roman Villa website for visiting and contact information.
What's at the Villa
- short talk by a villa guide.
- graphic displays of the excavations and villa.
- a touch table with a selection of Roman finds from the excavation for handling.
- replica Roman everyday objects including pots, jewellery, lamps and writing tablet.
- activities for children: Roman games to play, mosaic making and dressing up as a Roman.
- sales desk including guide book, postcards, souvenirs and books on local archaeology.
- special activity workshops for schools, two hour sessions
- special events for children over the Easter and summer holidays.
- special guided tours for groups and societies, please book in advance.