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Bath World Heritage Centre Opens 9th May!

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The new Bath World Heritage Centre will open to the public on Monday 9 May, celebrating Bath’s unique cultural offering as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and giving an insight into what makes the city so special.

As a World Heritage Site, Bath sits alongside places like the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China as one of the greatest cultural sites in the world. The city recently gained a second listing as one of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ and is the only UK city to appear twice on the World Heritage List.

The World Heritage Centre will be a springboard for visitors to Bath and local people to engage with the city’s culture, history and heritage and explore popular Bath landmarks as well as lesser-known places around the city

Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities and Culture at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “The World Heritage Centre will provide something we’ve never had before in the city: a central place for visitors and residents to find out about Bath’s special status as a World Heritage Site. It will inspire people to go out and discover the city’s heritage, from spotting hidden details in the Circus and Royal Crescent, to learning about the extravagant funfairs that took place in Sydney Gardens or finding out how Romans placed curses on their enemies. We can’t wait to open the doors to the public.”

The Centre will feature a host of interactive exhibits and displays There will be free walking trails and guides to help visitors to the city explore all it has to offer.

A new mobile app is also available for download. Packed with fun features, trails, quirky facts and a GPS map, the app allows people to build bespoke itineraries based on their preferences. 

Visitors can also collect golden acorns that are located around the city and reveal hidden gems, and there is a gallery view so pictures can be saved from the trip, providing a permanent collection of memories

Further information: Bath World Heritage Centre | City of Bath World Heritage Site