The villa volunteers are delighted to announce that the only public opening this year of the 4th century mosaic house which took place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September was their most successful to date. Over 580 visitors to the mosaic making for the busiest weekend at the Roman villa yet, over one third higher than the best previous weekend
This was possible because as well as North Leigh Roman Villa volunteers, the event welcomed volunteers from Tackley Local History Society. Specialists from English Heritage were also present explaining artefacts and coins from the Roman era.
So far, in addition to the Blenheim Bursary award announced in the summer, visitors in 2021 have donated over £400 towards improving the site. Cumulatively, since the North Leigh volunteer group began in the summer of 2019, more than 3,250 visitors have now seen the mosaics at the site.
For more details about opening times and access to the site (which can be arduous for those with mobility issues), please visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/north-leigh-roman-villa/