Roman Baths North Somerset

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South West

Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

At the heart of the World Heritage Site is the Roman Baths. On a visit you can see the ruins of the Temple of Minerva, visit the bath-house where people bathed nearly 2000 years ago and see the only hot springs in the UK.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Science | Religious Education | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | English | Museums

What we offer

You will walk where Romans once walked around the Great Bath and meet Roman characters from the town of Aquae Sulis.

Admission to the Roman Baths includes the award-winning free audio-guide. We have a guide especially designed for children. A British Sign Language guide is also now available.

Our facilitated sessions offer a view into the life of Romans in Britain. Children handle original and replica objects, make mosaics, dress like a Roman and write like a Roman.

What makes us a great choice?

Our facilitated visits give children a chance to experience a range of engaging activities which bring the Romans to life. We also offer a free teacher's pack to download from our web site which provides pre-visit information, activities to do on a visit and ideas for follow up work.

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Group Sizes Catered For

To qualify for the group discount price the group needs to number 20. We also offer free adult places on condition that they supervise their group throughout their visit according to a ratio: up to 11 years 1 free adult per 10 children and 12 years upwards 1 free adult per 15 children. We do not have a maximum group size but large groups may be split into smaller groups to enter the museum. Teaching sessions have a maximum limit of 35 including children and adults.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Our Learning web pages on the Roman Baths web site feature a range of free activities for history, science and classics. We also have children pages which teachers often use as background information before a visit. We have worked with local teachers and PGCE students to create our activities. We offer free teacher pre-visits once a class visit has been booked.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Visitors are welcome to use hand-held cameras and video recorders on site, including the use of flash. However permission must be obtained from the museum for the use of tripods.

Risk Assessment Details

Teachers can download a generic visit risk assessment from our web site. We can also arrange a free teacher pre-visit once a group visit has been booked.

Education Officer Information

You can contact our Learning and Programmes Co-ordinator by telephone or email: 01225 477757 or 

To make a group booking please contact by email the booking office at .

Pricing Information

Please see the website for the current prices http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/making-booking

Clothing Requirements

The Roman surface of the Great Bath area is uneven so flat shoes are advised but otherwise there are no special clothing requirements.

First Aid Information

Yes - we have qualified First Aiders on site.

Available Facilities

Facilities available: Shops, toilets, an adapted toilet is normally available close to the entrance and we have baby changing facilities. We do not have an onsite lunch room but talk to our booking office staff about booking a space locally or using the nearby Parade Gardens.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

We have a good range of facilities for visitors with disabilities. Please find out more information on our web site. Look for the section accessiblity? which provides the most up to date information.

Opening Hours & Information

The Roman Baths is open daily apart from 25 and 26 December, at the following times.

January - February: 09.30 - 17.00, exit 18.00

March - June: 09.00 - 17.00, exit 18.00

July - August: 09.00 - 21.00, exit 22.00

September - October: 09.00 - 17.00, exit 18.00

November - December: 09.30 - 17.00, exit 18.00


The educational visit was excellent but so was time to explore. Meeting a real? Roman was very memorable for the children. Southwick Primary School

Children were able to link things in the museum with what we have learnt in class. Old Cleeve Primary School

We had a brilliant educational day. Wansdyke Primary School

Both tour and teaching session were excellent. Reigate Grammar School.

The children loved the Baths and were very engaged all day. St Stephen's Primary School.

An excellent day enjoyed by all. Holy Trinity Primary School.

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