(A brief at a glance list can be downloaded from the Welcome page)
AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BRITAIN, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD - 2 for 1 (lesser ticket price free). Open until 29th October, Tuesday-Sunday, 10.30am-5pm. Main collection open from 12pm. Special Christmas programme in November & December. Closed Mondays, except during August and Bank Holidays. Museum admission includes special exhibition: 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs. Café and shop open daily, café serving light lunches 12pm-2pm. Other refreshments served until 4.30pm. Free shuttle bus from City Centre, see timetable. www.americanmuseum.org
ASSEMBLY ROOMS CAFE, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH - 10% off refreshments - 01225 444477. Check for opening times as sometimes closed for private functions. www.searcys.co.uk
AVON VALLEY RAILWAY, Bath Road, Bitton, BS30 6HD – 2 for 1 (lowest price goes free). Valid on standard operating days with Timetables A, B & D only. Not valid on dining or Santa trains. Check website for further details. 0117 932 5538. www.avonvalleyrailway.org
BATH ABBEY TOWER TOURS - 2 for 1 entry. Tower Tours offer the chance to go behind the scenes and look at the Abbey from a very different perspective. Visit the ringing chamber and bell chamber, stand on top of the Abbey's vaulted ceiling, and even sit behind the clock face. On the roof you will have the best vantage point in Bath to enjoy spectacular views of our beautiful city and see right into the countryside. There are 212 steps to the top of the Tower, arranged in two spiral staircases with an opportunity to rest in between. the fully guided tour takes 45-50 minutes. 01225 422462. www.bathabbey.org.
BATH AQUA GLASS 105-107 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BW – 50% off admission – 01225 428146 - www.bathaquaglass.com
BATH BALLOONS – Enjoy a weekend flight for a midweek price. Classic voucher for Midweek am/pm voucher price. Please mention the Discovery Card at time of voucher booking, later upgrades will be charged. Full info on flights: www.bathballoons.co.uk/flight_options. 01225 466888 - www.bathballoons.co.uk.
BATH BOATING STATION, Forester Road, Bathwick, BA2 6QE - £1 off the price of an adult rowing, punting and canoeing; £2 off the price of an adult on Pulteney Cruisers motor boats. Open Easter until the end of September. 01225 312900. www.bathboating.co.uk
BATH CITY SIGHTSEEING (open top bus tour) – adult cardholders pay child rate. www.bathbuscompany.com
BATH PIZZA COMPANY, Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB - Fresh, local bespoke, The Bath Pizza Co isn't your average pizza place. Conceived through the idea of bringing the Bath Farmer's Market produce together on one plate, the sister company of the Green Park Brasserie works closely with its market neighbours to inspire and create fantastic wood fired pizza. Situated under the old Victorian railway station canopy, the lively atmosphere over the weekend's markets makes this a must do in Bath. 15% off food bill (drinks excluded). Not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Check out Instagram for mouth watering snaps! www.bathpizzaco.com
BATH POSTAL MUSEUM 27 Northgate Steet, Bath, BA1 1AJ – Free entry. The cardholder can bring with them up to two children on their card. Open Mon & Tues 11am-5pm, Wed & Sun Closed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 2pm-5pm. Two exhibitions: the popular story of the Royal mailcoach and the display of damage envelopes that have been actually delivered to their recipients, sometimes months later. 01225 460333 - www.bathpostalmuseum.co.uk
BATH PRIORY HOTEL, Weston Road, Bath, BA1 2XT - 10% off regular lunch menu prices (drinks excluded) and 10% off full Afternoon Tea. Valid Monday-Friday only (not Bank Holidays). Not available with any other offer - 01225 331922. 20% off full price treatments at The Bath Priory's Garden Spa (valid Mon-Thurs, cannot be combined with any other offer). Enjoy being pampered in the Garden Spa, find a quiet corner in the Drawing Room or relax by the open fire and of course dine with us enjoying the finest cuisine matched to excellent wines, if you have the time this is the perfect place to unwind. www.thebathpriory.co.uk
BATH RACECOURSE, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU - £2 off entrance tickets to the Grandstand enclosure only. Sat 19 August - Evening Racing (Ladies Day); Wed 23 & 31 August - Afternoon Racing; Sat 16 September - Afternoon Racing (Gentlemen's Day); Sun 17 September - Afternoon Racing (Family Fun Day); Mon 2 October and Wed 18 October - Afternoon Racing. www.bath-racecourse.co.uk
BATH RECITAL ARTISTS' TRUST - Sunday evening music in Bath's historic Pump Room. A wide range of popular classical chamber and orchestral music performed by exceptional young musicians. For full programme details and concert dates visit www.bathrecitals.org.uk or pick up a brochure from the Bath Box Office. Tickets at Bath Box Office or on the door from 7.30pm on the evening of each concert. £1 off ticket price. Quote DISCOVERY RECITALS OFFER if booking by phone on 01225 463362.
BATH TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE - free Bath Visitor Guide annual publication produced by Bath Tourism Plus - 0906 711 2000 - 50p/min. www.visitbath.co.uk
BECKFORD'S TOWER AND MUSEUM, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH. 50% discount. 01225 460705. Usual opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.30am-5pm. The Towers of Bath. Exploring the tall towers and soaring spires of the city and how they stand as landmarks to ambition, religion and escape. Download trail here. www.beckfordstower.org.uk
BIKE HIRE AT GREEN PARK BIKE STATION: Wide range of adult and children's bikes. Book in advance by telephone or email, or just "turn up and ride". Backpack included in price containing cycle map, helmet, lock, spare inner tube, tyre levers, pump and spanner. All bikes are NEW each year, fitted with mudguards and 21 or 24 gears in a wide range. Discovery Card holders get 10% off the rental price. 01225 920148. www.greenparkbikestation.info
BISHOP'S PALACE, WELLS. 10% off entry to the historic Bishop's Palace and its 14 acres of glorious gardens in the very heart of Wells. Winter opening 10am-4pm, Summer opening (27 March-29 October) 10am-6pm, last admission 30 mins before close. Partial/full site closures on some dates, check website for further details. www.bishopspalace.org.uk
COMPTOIR LIBANAIS, SouthGate - Lebanese canteen specialising in fresh and affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Bottle of house white or red wine with every two main meals (excluding wraps) from Sunday to Friday from 6pm. Please show a valid Discovery Card to redeem this offer. Not available with any other promotion. The management reserves the right to withdraw this offer at their discretion. 01225 800894. See website.
THE CLIFTON SAUSAGE, The Paragon - 20% off the bill for parties of up to 6 people. Excludes special events and the month of December. Show your Discovery Card on arrival. 01225 433633. See website.
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE. On the Wiltshire/Somerset border and only 9 miles from Bath, stands this fortified mansion, occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family and today their intriguing, yet sometimes gruesome stories are told through graphic interpretation panels and a free audio tour. One free entry with one full paying adult. Until 31 March 2017, open Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. 1 April - 30 September, open 10am-6pm, inc BH. 1 - 31 October, open 10am-5pm. From 1 November, open 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.
FASHION MUSEUM, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH - free entry. Open January & February 10.30am-5pm, March-October 10.30am-6pm, November & December 10.30am-5pm (last entry 1hr before close). www.fashionmuseum.co.uk.
Behind the Scenes - The Historic Collection. Visitors can see a series of chronological display installations showcasing historic fashions from the museum collection and all arranged like the museum stores. Includes fashions for men and women from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. New exhbition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.
Family Drop-in Activities: Tues 25 July, Pyjama Party. Use beach motifs to decorate pyjama designs. Tues 22 August, The Birds and the Butterflies. Design a summer T-shirt using bird and butterfly motifs. All 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, included in admission price. Contact 01225 477789 for more details.
HERSCHEL MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY, 19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL. 50% discount. Open weekdays 1pm - 5pm; weekends and Bank Holidays, 11am - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). The home of astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. See the workshop where he designed telescopes, and garden from which he discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Explore the universe in the Star Vault film show. Until 10 December, Jubilate, exhibition includes a selection of musical instruments which were popular throughout the 18th century, plus musical scores, cartoons, paintings and other material from the archives at Bath Public Library. www.herschelmuseum.org.uk
HOLBURNE MUSEUM, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB - £1 reduction for temporary exhibitions - 01225 388569. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun & BH 11am-5pm. Closed 24-26 December & 1 January. A beautiful and fascinating art collection in one of Bath's great buildings, a stunning extension with galleries and garden cafe opening onto the park behind. Free admission with a charge for temporary exhibitions. The Museum is 0.5 miles from the city centre, a 10 minute walk. Discovery Card holders can enjoy £1 discount on the exhibition admission charge. The Museum is fully accessible. Until 1 October, Tapestry Here and Now. Bringing together the work of international makers to showcase the most innovative approaches to the art of contemorary tapestry. www.holburne.org
JANE AUSTEN CENTRE , 40 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT – 10% discount on entry to card holders and 10% off purchases in the Regency Tea Room. Celebrating Bath's most famous resident. Until 29 October: open daily 9.45am-5.30pm; July & Aug: 9.30am-6pm; Nov-Mar: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9.45am-5.30pm. Last full entry to the Exhibition and Tea Room 1hr before closing time. Gift Shop remains open until the Centre closes. Closed 25 & 26 December & 1 January. 01225 443000 www.janeausten.co.uk.
KOMEDIA, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP - 10% off full ticket price to Komedia's flagship Saturday night comedy show Krater Comedy Club. Enjoy three top comics and a compere every Saturday night, plus eat delicious food served by Komedia's Soil Association Gold Standard award-winning restaurant. For the full Saturday Night Out experience, Krater Comedy Club ticket holders also gain FREE ENTRY (without the queue) to Bath's busiest and best club night, Motorcity! August line-up highlights include Zoe Lyons, Marlon Davis & Raymond and Mr Timpkins! Use code "Discovery" at checkout to get 10% off selected Krater tickets. Offer available on all Krater Comedy Club and Krater Christmas Party shows. Applies to Show Only tickets and Meal Deal tickets. Cardholders will be asked to show their Discovery Card on arrival. Age 18+. Discovery Card must be presented upon entry to the show. Tuesday 29 August, Langhorne Slim. Pennsylvanian native, guitarist and singer Langhorne Slim brings a masterful mix of folk, country and blues through to the 21st century. At the beginning of his now 13-year career, Langhorne Slim released records across the world through New York underground label Narnack Records. Since then, he has written and released a multitude of albums across a broad spectrum of styles, gaining him a legion of fans the world over. Join him for his first ever visit to Bath at Komedia this summer! Age 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Discovery Card must be presented upon entry to the show. Doors open 7pm. See website.
LE BISTROT PIERRE, 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED - Free carafe of house wine when two people dine from the pre-theatre menu Sunday (6pm-7pm), Monday to Thursday (5pm-6.45pm). Please show your Discovery Card. Offer available for up to two persons per card. Manager's discretion applies. 01225 321840. See website.
LITTLE THEATRE, St Michael's Place, Bath, BA1 1SG - New Offer - Free small portion of popcorn or cup of tea/coffee to all Discovery Card holders. Card must be presented over the counter on the day. Cannot be used via the website or telephone. Not valid with any other offers. Information available from 01225 330817. See website for screening information.
MUSEUM OF BATH AT WORK, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH – £2 off adult admission/£1 off concessions. Open daily 10.30am-5pm until 31 October, then weekends only until 31 March. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed Bedroom Returns Home to Bath. A suite of furniture designed by the world famous architect and designer is coming home to Bath one hundred years after it first arrived. Designed for the family home of Bath businessman and engineer Sidney Horstmann, the bedroom suite will be re-created in the Museum as part of a special exhbition that will run this summer until September. 01225 318348. www.bath-at-work.org.uk
MUSEUM OF BATH ARCHITECTURE, Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, BA1 5NA. 50% discount. Until 26 November, open Tues-Fri, 2pm-5pm, weekends 10.30am-5pm. Discover the story behind Bath's elegant architecture via maps, models, films, cross-sections, tools and photographs. Famous Bath model of the Georgian City. It all makes sense after your visit! Exhibition: Past, Present, Future: Bath and the Smithsons. 200 years after the Royal Crescent was built, Alison and Peter Smithson, England's most influential post-war architects, looked to the historic city to inspire their modern designs. www.museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk.
MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART, 12 Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QJ – free entry – 01225 464640. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm, closed Mondays & BH. Closed Christmas to New Year. The only UK museum solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia, with collections representing more than 7,000 years of artistry and craftsmanship. 19 August-22 October, Highlights from the Collection, showcasing some of the top favourite objects from the Museum's collection chosen by visitors of all ages, the Museum's trustees, staff and volunteers. 4 November - 22 April 2018, Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion. Explores the intricate accessories worn by Japanese men during the Edo period (1615-1868). The exhibition features netsuke and other objects chosen from the British Museum's collection, with more pieces added from the museum's collection to show the range and beauty of these objects and their excellent craftsmanship. Netsuke (pronounced net-ské) are intricately carved toggles that were worn by Japanese men during the Edo period. they were used to hang personal objects from a sash (obi) tied around a kimono, as these traditional robes had no pockets. Volunteers needed for Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion. Volunteers will help to invigilate this special exhibition, ensuring visitors have an enjoyable and stimulating visit. Volunteers will be encouraged to engage with visitors and help to inspire learning and to promote understanding of East Asian arts and cultures with visitors of all ages. An excellent opportunity to learn about this amazing form of Japanese art and help with the exhibition, training provided. Please call 01225 464640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. See link for more information. www.meaa.org.uk
NO. 1 ROYAL CRESCENT, BA1 2LR. 50% discount. 01225 428126. Open daily until 17 December, Mondays, 12pm-5.30pm, Tuesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5.30pm, (last entry 4.30pm). Step into the past and experience what life was like 240 years ago for Bath's rich and fashionable residents - and their servants. Dress up before you wander the 10 decorated rooms and corridors. Award-winning disability features. Exhibition: A View of the Crescent. Celebrating the Royal Crescent through the eyes of prominent artists and examining its role in the development of the city and in people. Until 19 November. www.no1royalcrescent.org.uk
PARADE GARDENS – free entry – 01225 477744.
PULTENEY PRINCESS, Scheduled boat trips to Bathampton Mill, 1 hour round trip. Just turn up at Pulteney Weir. See website for departure times. £2 off adult return fare - 07791 910650.
PUMP ROOM RESTAURANT – 10% off refreshments throughout the day – Searcys, 01225 444477. From noon onwards. www.searcys.co.uk
RADSTOCK MUSEUM, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP. 50p discount. Open February - November, Tues-Fri & Sun 2pm-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed on Mondays except BH Mondays 2pm-5pm. Closed December & January. Until 2 September, Paintings of Local Life and more...., an exhibition of local paintings by local artist Norman Matthews. www.radstockmuseum.co.uk.
RIVER ADVENTURES - River trips in Bath on the Lady Pamela, with soft top cockpit to enjoy the sunshine and a cosy real stove heated saloon for those cooler days. Trips start from £7 and private hire for up to 8 people. Departing from Broad Quay, next to Avon Street Car Park. 25% off whole booking. Book online and enter 'DISCOVERY' as coupon code. www.riveradventures.co.uk
ROMAN BATHS - free entry - Jan & Feb 9.30pm-6pm, Mar-16 Jun 9am-6pm, 17 Jun-31 Aug 9am-10pm, Sep-Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Dec 9.30am-6pm (last entry 1hr before close). www.romanbaths.co.uk
Above and Below Tours: Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Free with your Discovery Card. Wednesday 23 August, 6pm. Booking essential - 01225 477773.
Behind the Scenes Tours: Visit the Roman Baths museum stores, handle objects and find out more about archaeology. Booking is essential - 01225 477779.
Family Drop-in Activities, All activities included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Until Sun 20 August, Before the Romans. Create an Iron Age roundhouse. Mon 21-Sun 27 August, Mathematical Romans. Investigate Roman measurements and make a Roman ruler. Mon 28 August-Friday 1 September, Minerva and Medusa. Create a Medusa headband.
ROMAN BATHS KITCHEN, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LY - 10% off refreshments (not valid in conjunction with any other offer). 10% off a Cocktail Masterclass with a valid Discovery Card. Choose from our range of specialist courses where you will be guided by our master bartender in the creation of 3 classic RBK cocktails, all set in your own private room. Masterclass £25 per person. Cocktails and Cupcakes: £30 per person. Cocktails & Canapes: £35 per person. Offer valid for bookings between July-October only. Deposit required to secure the booking. Available for groups of 10 or more only. Subject to availability. To book please contact Reservations on 01225 477877 or email email@example.com. www.searcys.co.uk.
ROYAL HOTEL, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JP - 10% discount on a la carte menu in Brasserie Brunel, lunchtime from 12pm and evening service from 6pm and the 1846 bar (Brasserie menu only), 2pm - 6pm daily. www.royalhotelbath.co.uk
SALLY LUNN'S, 4 North Parade Passage, Bath, BA1 1NX - Free Museum entry. Showing periods from the house's past - early 1800s, mid 1700s and the late 1600s, taking Sally Lunn's ever closer to being the local treasure it should rightly be! 01225 425714. www.sallylunns.co.uk
SAN FRANCISCO FUDGE FACTORY, 6 Church Street, Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NL. 10% off any purchase with your Discovery Card. Not valid during November and December. 01225 425714 www.sanfranciscofudge.co.uk.
STONEBURY LEARNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - Send your kids on a forest adventure this summer holiday. Forest School is a weekly outdoor activity for families, giving children the chance to explore and learn about their natural environment in secluded woodland on the outskirts of Bristol (near Warmley). Practice fire lighting, play on the woodland obstacles, do crafts with natural objects, cook on the campfire, build dens, climb on obstacles, play games, explore the woods and make new friends! Discovery Card holders are entitled to 25% off school holiday club fees (normally £25) in Bath/Bristol - clubs run over Spring, Summer and half term holidays. Also valid for Summer Holidays, full and half day camps. 25% off your total booking. Prices start from just £18 for unaccompanied school children - siblings are half price! Mention your Discovery Card when emailing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
THERMAE BATH SPA, Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ – Discovery Card holders can enjoy a significant price reduction in your visit to Thermae Bath Spa. Thermae Welcome, featuring a 2hr spa session with use of towel, robe and slippers, will be reduced for Discovery Card holders from £35 to £26 (Mon-Fri) and from £38 to £28 (Sat and Sun), giving full access to the thermal waters of the indoor Minerva Bath, a new Wellness Suite, the Springs Cafe Restaurant and the open-air rooftop pool with its wonderful views over Bath (children under 16 not permitted). The new Wellness Suite includes Roman and Georgian inspired steam rooms, an infrared sauna, an invigorating ice chamber and an Astral Relaxing Room. Enjoy also a 50% discount for a 1.5hr spa session in the Cross Bath. Open daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) from 9am until 9.30pm, pools and Wellness Suite close at 9pm. Enjoy the quieter times at the Spa mid-week rather than at weekends. The intimate, stand-alone Cross Bath can be hired out for exclusive use by a small group of family and friends (children under 12 not permitted). Tel: 01225 331234. www.thermaebathspa.com.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH SPORTS TRAINING VILLAGE, The Avenue, Claverton Down, BA2 7AY. Teambath are offering NO JOINING FEE on all memberships at the Sports Training Village with fully refurbished TeamBath Gym with extensive cardio and strength equipment, 35 exercise classes per week, 50 metre pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts with individually tailored memberships to suit. For more information visit www.teambath.com or email email@example.com.
VICTORIA ART GALLERY, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT - Free entry to the permanent collection and temporary exhibition for Discovery Card holders. Free to under 21s. Open daily, 10.30am - 5pm including Bank Holidays, closed 25-26 December & 1 January.
Until 8 October, Here Be Dragons. Dragons will take over the Victoria Art Gallery this summer for a family orientated show. Visitors to this awe-inspiring exhibition can expect to encounter a veritable dragon's den - in two and three dimensions - crammed with creatures that have leapt out of their favourite books. There will be more than 70 pieces on show, with something for visitors of all ages, from 'touch and feel' art for babies to scary, fire-breathing dragons for older fans. Until 8 October, John Eaves: Echoes of Place. Vibrant compositions in oil, watercolour and collage dazzle the viewer in this show by one of our most distinguished local artists. His work is noted for its rhythmic compositions and use of colour to create mood. All items in this show will be for sale.
Twelve Month Exhibition Pass available with unlimited visits in 12 months for £10, would make an ideal gift - 01225 477233. www.victoriagal.org.uk
Lunchtime Exhibition Tours: Every Thursday, 12.30pm-1pm. Free. Check website for details.
Art of Mondays: Free talks for the partially sighted, 10am-11.30am.
Art Store Tours: Explore the parts of the Gallery other people don't reach by enrolling for a conducted tour of the vaults. Free but book in advance on 01225 477232. Wed 23 August.
Activities for Children: all activities 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. Fri 18 August, Dragon Puppets, 6-11yrs. Use a folding technique to create dragon puppets. Wed 23 August, Enchanted Castle, 3-11yrs. Be a princess or knight battling a dragon. No need to book. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, book on 01225 477233.
WEST OF ENGLAND FALCONRY: Learn how to handle and fly falcons, hawks and owls on the beautiful Newton Park Estate. 20% off. Gift vouchers available. www.westofenglandfalconry.org.uk
Bath & North East Somerset Council's Heritage Services also runs a full programme of adult, children’s and family activities throughout the year, culminating in Museums Week during the autumn half-term. In Open Week, dozens of independent organisations join us in providing a programme of heritage-based activities for all ages, most of which are free. Your Resident's Discovery Card will be recognised as proof of residence at events during Open Week. Download the programme on the Welcome page.