The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s.
Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansio or official hotel for travellers crossing the English Channel.
Five rooms of a major Roman hotel (or mansio, built AD 200), when Dover (Dubris) was the leading naval base and Gateway to Roman Britannia.
Large areas of painted murals uniquely survive showing scenes from the god Bacchus. Also elaborate underfloor heating systems (hypocaust) and a massive fort wall cut through the hotel in AD 260 by the army defending Roman Britain.
Detailed displays on Roman Dover, finds cases and publications. This leading Dover tourist attraction was discovered and excavated by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit 1970-5.
Displays on Roman Dover
Ideal for school and group visits
There is a garden area for picnics