Fishbourne Roman Palace to mark Museums at Night initiative with a murder mystery challenge

A murder mystery will be held at Fishbourne Roman Palace
A murder mystery will be held at Fishbourne Roman Palace
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A Roman murder mystery will be held at Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex on Saturday.

Participants will be encouraged to don Roman clothing as they interview witnesses and explore the palace for clues at the evening event, which is being held as part of the national Museums at Night initiative.

Senior museum sssistant Sheila Marsden, who is part of the planning team for the event, said: ‘During the evening potential detectives can investigate the crime, drawing on information, evidence and statements from different characters around the Palace and grounds.

‘Visitors will be able to work at their own pace, finding out more about Roman life and uncovering clues to solve the crime.

‘The final solution to the mystery will be revealed at the end of the evening.

‘Sleuthing is hard work so during the evening Roman detectives can enjoy a glass of mulsum and a taste of Roman food.

‘There will also be an opportunity to get really into the spirit of the event and dress in Roman costume.

‘Whether you’re an elite forensic evidence investigator or an amateur sleuth, this should prove to be a very enjoyable evening.’

Tickets are £10 per person and must be booked in advance. Contact palace staff on 01243 785859 or at