Roman Baths MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1225477785
- Ticket Price: 14 GBP
- Tags: Art And Culture, History Museum, Water Body, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Roman Baths Museum - Review
Rainwater from the nearby Mendip Hills heated up deep in the earth rises to this outlet at a rate of over a million litres every day. The Celts found it first, and built a shrine to Sulis here, but it was the Romans who brought style to the place. After conquering, they wasted little time deifying the place to the Roman Minerva, and over three centuries and some heavy-duty engineering, built up a grand bathhouse around it. Curse tablets found in the area suggests the presence of pranksters who’d filch the clothes of the bathers. After the Roman era, it fell into disrepair and was revived periodically by the British.
The museum currently displays objects (usually coins or tokens) that were thrown into the Bath and the marvellous architecture and statuary of this ancient establishment. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities so make sure you use them. After your foray into this little bit of history, if you want a taste of the real thing, head over to the Thermae Bath Spa nearby.
Roman Baths Museum Information
- Career for the disabled have free access when entering with their charge.
- Audio Tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin.
- Wheelchair access.
- The guided tour is brilliant.
- Children under 14 to be accompanied by adults.
Roman Baths Museum Ticket Prices
- A combined ticket to the Fashion Museum (only minutes away) will come for GBP 17. Separately they cost GBP 22.
How To reach Roman Baths Museum by Public Transport
- Bus Stop near N Parade
- Bus Stop near Rosenberg House
Restaurants Near Roman Baths Museum
- The Roman Bath Kitchen
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roman Baths Museum
95% of people who visit Bath include Roman Baths Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
74.93% of people start their Roman Baths Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Roman Baths Museum
52.57% of people prefer walking in order to reach Roman Baths Museum
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Roman Baths Museum, Bath Reviews
If you live outside Somerset then a visit to Bath is a must. This museum is brilliantly planned and executed. So much to see and learn. Great photo opportunities around the surviving Roman Bath as well as digital re-enactments superimposed over the remains of sections of the site. You go round at your own speed and you're not rushed at any time. Please go and visit, even if you are local but have never been there before.
The Roman Baths live up to and exceed all your expectations. It's a short walk from a bustling modern city street into the museum, but a journey of almost 2000 years back in time. The Roman Baths feature an unusually well-done audio guide in over a dozen languages which steps you through the extensive exhibits, which discuss contemporary Roman life, the functioning and architecture of the temple to Minerva, and the various rooms and activities in the bath complex itself. As a bonus, the English language guide offers alternative audio tracks recorded by author Bill Bryson which are just as informative and delightful. This museum is well worth your time on a visit to this beautifully-preserved part of English history.
Always amazed to see Roman items and this one does not disappoint. The Roman Baths are a must see for anyone traveling to the UK. The water is green but still hot. You won’t be disappointed making an effort to come here. Spend up to three hours here to see everything. The bath water you can taste for yourself at the end (purified) it does not taste that special though as the sights!
It’s a magical place. At first I was a little put off by the price. Simply because of how busy it was. As you first went in it was too much with people listening to the audio tours holding position and you were not able to see enough. I’d rather they do set timetables and charge you more so you can see it better. However further round the history overwhelmingly takes over and you can’t help but be impressed. Well worth it.
Bath is one of the most beautiful towns I have seen and Roman Baths is a must to experience. Been here twice now. The second visit was even better than the first. They have been it so tourist friendly and added a modern touch to it. The staff and guides are very friendly and never hesitated to answer any questions or interact with my little one with his hundred questions. Highly recommended if you are visiting Bath.