Roman Baths

Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Bath
Somerset
BA1 1LZ
England

Website

www.romanbaths.co.uk

E-mail

Enquiries

romanbaths_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Group Bookings

romanbaths_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk

Telephone

Enquiries/Group Bookings

01225 477785

Pump Room restaurant

01225 444477

Fax

Enquiries/Group Bookings

01225 477743

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Great Bath at Bath with Abbey in background
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The finest religious spa in Northern Europe, built 2000 years ago around the country's only hot springs.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Archaeological site, Sacred space

Opening hours

January - February, Daily 09.30-16.30
March - June, Daily 09.00-17.00
July - August, Daily 09.00-21.00
September - October, Daily 9.00-17.00
November - December, Daily 09.30-16.30
Last exit 1 hr after these times.

Closed 25 and 26 December.

Admission charges

Adults: £12.75
Children: £8.50
Concessions: £11.00
Family ticket (2 Adults + 4 Children): £36.00

Combined Ticket with Fashion Museum:
Adults: £16.25
Children: £9.75
Concessions: £14.00
Family (2 Adults + 4 Children): £46.00

Additional info

Audioguides available in 8 languages at no extra cost.

Pump Room restaurant open for morning coffee, light lunches and tea, with music by the Pump Room Trio.

Lift and wheelchair access to 60% of the site.

Discounts for Groups

The entire collection of the Roman Baths is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Some of the best known finds from Roman Britain are to be found amongst the 50,000 objects in the Roman Baths Museum. The collections include objects from the mesolithic to the present which tell the story of seven thousand years of human activity around Britain's only hot springs, which are the heart of the World Heritage Site at Bath.

The Roman Baths and Temple of Sulis Minerva are among the finest Roman remains in Britain. At the hot spring, the Celtic and Classical worlds met in a magnificent complex of stone buildings used for worship, cleansing and healing. The museum, below the 18th century Pump Room, contains the monumental remains of these buildings and evidence of the people who used them.

Collection details

Social History, Decorative and Applied Art, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Beau Nash
  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Author photograph

Enemies at Home: Talk by Falco author Lindsey Davis

  • 16 May 2014 7-8pm

Lindsey Davis, author and creator of the bestselling Falco series of books, talks about her writing career and exploring the Rome of the Emperors.

‘Step right into a convincing yet extraordinary past’ Independent
‘Davis’s descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively …’ Daily Mail

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 which includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
£15 which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and then at 8pm entry to The Sounds of Time: Rhythm at the Roman Baths.

All tickets available through Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Fax: 01225 310377
Email: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk
Web: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

Website

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk

Music and dancers at the Roman Baths

The Sounds of Time: Rhythm at the Roman Baths

  • 16 May 2014 8-10pm

Enjoy music through the ages at the Roman Baths for Museums at Night. Explore early music with Lyre player Michael Levy in the museum and 'The Lambeth Swing plays sophisticated 30s & 40s era swing by the Great Bath.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply - free to Bath & North East Somerset Residents with a Discovery Card.

Website

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Roman Baths Teachers Pack, KS1 and 2

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/temp/RomanBathsTeacherspack.pdf

This pack aims to help teachers plan a lively self-guided educational visit to the Roman Baths. It includes ideas to use in pre-visit, on-site, and follow-up activities.
Teaching sessions are also available in response to National Curriculum and QCA units. Details can be found on our website or by ringing 01225 477785.
This material is adaptable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils, providing a wide range of cross-curricular topics. We suggest that you pick and choose from these activities according to your topic focus, the time you have available and your own students.

Bath Bubbles

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/htmlContent/game.htm

A cartoon computer game guiding a Roman character through the bath house, collecting objects and carrying out tasks until he can finally relax in the natatio. Make sure to keep paying the furnace slave, or the baths will go cold and you will lose!

Meet the Romans KS2

This 60 minute interactive sessions explores hisotry, literacy, numeracay and art. It is ideal for years 3 and 4. It is an opportunity to tour real Roman artefacts! Why not try the 'counter challenge' and take a view on the past.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477785

Roman Baths Museum Walkthrough

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough.aspx

The Roman Baths is below the modern street level and has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. The Georgian Pump Room is on the ground level. This interactive site plan has details of the different areas of the site, along with photographs and examples of archaeological finds.

Roman life KS2

This 60 minute explorer sessions looks at general aspects of Roman life. Handle Roman artefacts for either bathingk, buildings & technology or cooking & food. Add 2 choices from 'Togas and tunics', 'Write on' or 'Marvellous mosaics'.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477785

Welcome to Aquae Sulis - secondary

This 60 minute session looks at the archaeology of the Roman baths and temple and the people who came to Aquae Sulis. It includes a short presentation and oppportunites for artefact handling.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 012225 477785

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