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 Museums, Water Body, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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.
- 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.
- A combined ticket to the Fashion Museum (only minutes away) will come for GBP 17. Separately they cost GBP 22.
- Bus Stop near N Parade
- Bus Stop near Rosenberg House
- The Roman Bath Kitchen
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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
Wonderful experience, worth the money paid into the ticket. Really educates you while you get to experience how their life used to be. They introduce to you characters that played a big role, and you can see the characters act in front of your eyes on big projects as if you’re actually with them. It’s like an educational entertainment show. Best thing ever!
Interesting place to visit. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to fully enjoy it but keep in mind that they have a couple of free tours per day and they are quite nice, informative. In my humble opinion, that's the best way to learn so many new things while enjoying the gorgeous place.
One of the UN heritage sites, was one of the main reason for us as a family to visit Bath city. Overall great experience, very well maintained museum, plenty of facilities and things to do with family. Also very informative from historical perspective. End to end trip can take 2 to 2.5 hours, also there are plenty of eating out options once you are out of the museum. Highly recommended.
What a beautiful city! Loved visiting the Roman baths. It’s so much more than just the springs but an incredible journey through the history of the site- so well presented. To think that this water was once rain that fell a thousand years ago in mind boggling. You even get to taste the water at the end of the tour 😂. Be sure to take an audio pack which explains so much about each artifact....
We had such a lovely day in Bath, with the Roman Baths being our main attraction. The roman bath's is a must see, and their audio tour is great. You can walk to the tour at your own pace. There is plenty of interactive opportunities, and is a wonderful time for adults and children alike!