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Anna Bowkis

The Roman Baths set to reopen on 17 May

Gabriella Ross

We’ve really missed going inside museums and world-famous heritage sites over the last year.  The Roman Baths, in the heart of the city of Bath, is one of our greatest treasures and  one of the most visited heritage attractions has announced its re-opening to the public on 17 May.  
 
The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, attracts over 1 million visitors each year who come to see the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
 
Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.
 
There will be new safety measures in place including limiting visitor numbers to a maximum of 20% of the usual capacity, a one-way system, social distancing signage throughout the site, increased cleaning, and screens at the ticket desks. Visitors are required to wear a face mask in indoor areas, unless exempt.


How do I buy a ticket?
 
Tickets from 17 May until the end of August are now on sale at www.romanbaths.co.uk. All visitors must book in advance, and current guidelines mean that people can only visit with members of their household or bubble.
 
Admission to the Roman Baths is free for residents of Bath & North East Somerset, with a Discovery Card or other proof of residence. Free tickets must be booked online in advance. For more details visit www.romanbaths.co.uk/residents.
 
The reopening date is dependent on the Government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown and is subject to change.
Please check the Roman Baths website for the latest information.

 

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