CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA (NT) NEWS - February, 2019

We are now coming to the end of our closed season, and are getting ready to re-open for the 2019 season on 9 February. Over the winter we‘ve been carrying out a number of jobs - conservation cleaning, planning new events and activities and making changes in the café.

Our Senior House Steward, Sara, created a new programme for wet and dry cleaning of the mosaics in the West Range, and staff and volunteers were given the chance to get involved. Conservation will be a big theme for us in 2019 and Sara is hoping to have more ”Conservation in Action"  demonstrations so visitors will be able to see how we care for the site. We are also starting the year with a conservation themed trail for February half term. The ”Curiosity Trail• will teach children all about the different types of conservation work that we do around the site, including how we protect the pilae in the winter.

During the spring we have a number of craft workshops, with 2 willow weaving workshops on 16 and 17 March, and a copper jewellery workshop on 23 March. We also have a programme of special talks, tours and living history demonstrations that will start at the end of February.

We have also just finished the decking outside our Learning Pavilion that was built last year. The building was funded by a grant from Grundon and is used for school groups, workshops and craft activities. We are hoping to enable us to hold more talks and other functions in this lovely space.

We also have two exciting projects progressing this year. The first project is reviewing the effectiveness of our West Range cover building, and the second project is looking at using Augmented Reality technology to showcase the mosaics that have been excavated and re-covered along the North Wing. We are looking forward to keeping you updated as this work continues.

Aisling Staite, Senior Visitor Experience Officer, Chedworth Roman Villa
                                             

Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, Cheltenham, Glos GL54 3LJ      

Tel: 01242 890256    Email: chedworth@nationaltrust.org.uk                                

 Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth

 









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