Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts on Crofton Roman Villa to help the council understand more about visitors’ experiences and what they might like to see more of in the future.

Crofton Roman Villa is the only Roman 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 the remains of 10 rooms are protected inside a public viewing building, which include tessellated tiled floors and the ancient under-floor heating system, known as a hypocaust.

The survey is open until 25 February and its results will help guide the council’s emerging plans to improve the visitor experience at the villa, including towards securing future funding opportunities.

In addition to the online survey, Orpington library will be hosting an activity session for children aged 7 to 11 on Friday 8 February from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Children will be able to learn more about the villa from Bromley Historic Collections, share their views and take part in craft activities.

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Councillor Yvonne Bear, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing, said: “Bromley has a rich and varied history, and it is great that we have such historic sites on our doorstep for residents to explore. I would encourage residents to respond to the survey to help us learn more about what attracts visitors to the villa and ensure it remains an interesting and educational destination for generations to come.”

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Published: 5th February 2024