Heritage Open Day
 
 
A wide range of events and activities take place in the museums and galleries of Bath & North East Somerset.
 
You can download the Heritage Events leaflet on the right.
 

Events for Children

Roman Baths

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Tuesday 18 April
Bathing Beauties
Find out about bathing Roman style
10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

 

 Roman Baths Activity

 

Victoria Art Gallery

Family drop-in activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 8 April
Get Creative
Join in and let your creativity grow
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Wednesday 19 April
Side by Side
Investigate mirror images and create work using mixed media. Ages 3 to 6.
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Friday 21 April
Photo Mix Up
Create a photo collage. Ages 6 to 11.
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

 

 Activities at the Victoria Art Gallery
 

Fashion Museum

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Tuesday 18 April
Read All About it!
Design Fashion from newsprint just like John Galliano.
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
  
 Activities at the Fashion Museum
 
 

Guided Tours

Roman Baths 

Tunnel Tours
Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Suitable footwear and clothing is advised as the walkways are uneven and your tour will involve negotiating a number of steps. Tours start at 11am  Book in advance on 01225 477773.
Wednesday 22 March
Wednesday 12 April
 
Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes to discover wny and how we care for our collections. Handle fascinating objects, perhaps from your local area. Book on 01225 477773.
Wednesday 29 March, 10.30am
Monday 24 April, 2.30pm
 

Victoria Art Gallery

Art Store Tour
Explore the parts of the Gallery other people don't reach by enrolling for a conducted tour of the vaults at 12.00-12.45pm.  Free but book in advance on 01225 477232.
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday 19 April

Art on Mondays
Free talks for visually impaired people,1.30am-12noon.
Monday 27 March - Upper Gallery Collectors and Collecting
Monday 24 April - Tom Hickman

Lunchtime Exhibition Tour
History Through a Lens: Iconic Photographs from the Incite Project
Free to Discovery Card and ticket holders. 12.30pm-1pm
Thursdays 2 March- 27 April

Art Store Tours
Explore the parts of the Gallery other people don't reach. Free but book in advance on 01225 477232. 12.00-12.45pm.
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday 19 April

Fashion Museum

Backstage Tours

A tour of the stored museum collection of historical dress at the Fashion Museum, led by a museum curator. Tours last approx 1 hours. Tickets £8. Book at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk. Attendees must be comfortable climbing stairs. Maximum of 4 people per tour. 9.30am.
Tuesday 25 April
Friday 28 April

Bath Record Office

Bath Record Office Tours
History at Your Feet - explore 900 years of historic archives. See the Record Office strong rooms in the Guildhall basement. Your tour will involve negotiating uneven floors, steps and low headroom. Free, booking essential on 01225 477421 or archives@bathnes.gov.uk.
Wednesday 22 March, 10.30am and 11.30am
 
 

Special Events

Roman Baths

T'ai Chi on the Terrace - Roman Baths
Get set for the day with T'ai Chi on the Terrace.  Join our weekly session at 8.00am. £4 per session, call 01225 477773 to book.
Tuesday 10 January - Tuesday 21 March
Tuesday 18 April - 20 June

Latin for Beginners
Meet the classical authors and learn about the Latin works behind many English ones. Discover how the Latin language works and hear the Latin of poets and philosophers, all in a day. With George Sharpley from Latin Qvarter. Includes all materials. Phone 01225 477773 to book. £45/£35 Discovery Card holders and concessions. 10am-4pm.
Saturday 4 March

Greek for Beginners
Learn how to read the Greek alphabet and discover the Greek words behind many English ones. Look at examples of Greek literature and discover its influence on European thought. Includes all materials. Phone 01225 477773 to book. £45/£35 Discovery Card holders and concessions.
Saturday 8 April

British Science Week Events
Science Busking at the Roman Baths
Find out more about the science behind the Roman Baths. 2pm-5pm
Saturday 11 March

Hands-on Science
Get hands-on with the science behind some of our museum objects. 2pm-4pm.
Monday 13 - Friday 17 March

Victoria Art Gallery

Roving Reporters
Students from Bath Spa University's BA Acting programme convey the human stories behind the images in the exhibition History thorugh a Lens: Iconic Photographs from the Incite Project. Let yourself be transported back in time to revisit how those key moments felt. Free to Discovery Card and ticket holders. 12noon-3pm
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March

Fashion Museum

Bath Knitting and Crochet Guild - Fashion Museum
2nd Saturday of each month, 10-12noon.
Bring along your knitting and crochet!

Twilight Talks  
Panorama Room, 6.15pm-7.15pm. Tickets £10/£8 student, includes a glass of wine. Book at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk/
Talks on fashion history by expert speakers, in the Museum galleries.
Thursday 2 March
Thursday 16 March
Thursday 30 March

In Conversation
Selector & Designer of The Dress of The Year
Tickets £15/£12.50 student, includes a glass of wine. Book at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
Thursday 27 April, 6.15pm-7.15pm

Saturday Sketching
Sketch the beautiful objects on display in our A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition, with suggestions of key spots of interest fro the curators. Free to attend wth museum entry. 10.00am-12noon.
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 1 April

 
 
 
 

 

 

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