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If you are a resident of Bath and North East Somerset, you are entitled to free entry to the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, every day, all the year round.  The two museums are open daily throughout the year, except 25 and 26 December. You simply need to show your Discovery Card to receive free entry.  The Victoria Art Gallery, also run by Bath and North East Somerset Council, is free to the first floor permanent collection, and from Saturday 7 March will be free to temporary exhibitions in the lower gallery. 

During July and August, the Roman Baths are open until 10pm (last admission 9pm). As darkness falls, the ruins of this vast Roman building are an awesome sight. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements beside the steaming pool. Avoid the daytime crowds and soak up this magical atmosphere at your leisure, an unforgettable and unique experience.

Issue of Discovery Cards at the Roman Baths occasionally ends at 4.30pm to accommodate evening events.

The Resident's Discovery Card makes it simple and easy for local residents to visit their Council-run museums free of charge.  It is available at no cost to you and can be used as proof of residency at the two museums.  The Discovery Card is available to adults age 17+ and children age 14+ from the Council Connect One Stop Shop, 1-3 Manvers Street, the Roman Baths main entrance hall, Market Walk in Keynsham Civic Centre and The Hollies in Midsomer Norton and is valid for three years.  After this time you can renew the card for another three years at any of the three locations.

Your Resident's Discovery Card is also recognised in a range of independent heritage attractions in the Bath & North East Somerset area that provide discounted or free entry to local residents.  Where else can you use your card?  A wide range of attractions and organisations are participating, click the link on the left (Discovery Card: Where you can use it) for full details, or the PDF link on the right for a shortened "at a glance" version.

The Roman Baths is extremely busy during school holidays and Bank Holidays and there is likely to be a significant wait until your application for a Discovery Card can be processed.  During these times, it may be preferable to go to the One Stop Shop in Manvers Street.

Keynsham One Stop Shop: Keynsham One Stop Shop is now located with the library in Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, BS31 1FS.  New opening hours will include Saturdays 9am - 4.30pm.

New applications and renewals: you can download the application form here.  To download click on the link to the right under "Documents".  You must apply in person, as your photograph will be taken for the card and it takes only a few minutes to issue a card.

When renewing, please go to either the Council Connect One Stop Shop, 1-3 Manvers Street or the Roman Baths in Bath, The Hollies in Midsomer Norton or Market Walk in Keynsham Civic Centre.  Please bring with you proof that you are still living in Bath & North East Somerset, eg a recent Council Tax bill.  Your card will then be extended for another three years.  If you are not able to renew in person, you can renew by post by filling in the renewal form and sending with a stamped addressed envelope to Discovery Card, Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ.  Your renewed card will be sent to you within 14 days.

Lost cards can be replaced by visiting the Roman Baths or any of the One Stop Shops.  A £2 charge will be made for this service.

Bath University Students are able to visit the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum free of charge by showing their University Student Card, without applying for a Resident's Discovery Card. www.facebook.com/bathleaplist

Recycling Centre Resident's Permits.  You need a FREE electronic Resident's Permit to use any of the three Recycling Centres in Bath & North East Somerset. You can register for a Recycling Centre Resident's Permit which will last for three years, or show your Resident's Discovery Card on site.  Read further information Recycling Centre Resident's Permit.  

Get a form in the Mail

To receive a full descriptive leaflet please send an A5 stamped addressed envelope to:

Discovery Card
Pump Room
Stall Street
Bath BA1 1LZ

The leaflet includes an application form and information about the card.  Remember, you must appear in person either at the Roman Baths, Council Connect One Stop Shop, Riverside or The Hollies with the form and the required ID and proof of residency to apply, since a photo of you will be printed on your card.

If you are not a resident of Bath & North East Somerset, you can apply for a Three Year Season Ticket, which has virtually the same benefits as the Resident's Discovery Card.  See the link for further information:  http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/visiting/admission_charges/season_ticket.aspx

This page is maintained by Heritage Services, Discovery_Card@bathnes.gov.uk

OPENING HOURS

Roman Baths: open daily
January and February: 9.30am - 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm) 
March to June: 9am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
July and August: 9am - 10pm (last admission 9pm)
September and October: 9am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
November and December: 9.30am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)

One Stop Shop Manvers Street:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

One Stop Shop Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham:
Monday: 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm.
Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4.30pm
Closed Sunday

One Stop Shop The Hollies, Midsomer Norton:

Monday: 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

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