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.

Roman Baths family Event

Saturday 16; Sunday 17 February
Saturday 23; Sunday 24 February
Saturday 25; Sunday 26 May
Saturday 1; Sunday 2 June
Togas and Tunics
Find out how Romans dressed and try on a toga.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Monday 18-Friday 22 February
Curious Coins
Did you know we have about 2,500 Roman coins on display? Investigate our collection and create a coin fridge magnet with your design on.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Saturday 16 March
British Science Week - Science Busking at the Roman Baths
Join Junior Scientists from Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and get hands on with museum objects. Discover the science behind how they were made and how they are cared for today.


Victoria Art Gallery

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Victoria Art Galley Family Event

Wednesday 20 February
February Forecast
Take a look at the different types of weather in our paintings and sculptures. Create a seasonal picture using a range of special materials.
10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm

Friday 22 February
All Shapes and Sizes
Investigate how artists have used shapes in their work and then create a stylised picture full of shapes.
10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm 

Fashion Museum

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fashion Museum Family Events

Tuesday 19 February
Ribbon Roundup
Explore how ribbon is used by fashion designers and make a ribbon decoration.
10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm


Guided Tours

Roman Baths 

Above and Below Tour
Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Tours are at 11.00am. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, the tour will involve a number of steps and uneven walkways. Book in advance on 01225 477773.
Wednesday 23 January
Wednesday 13 February
Wednesday 27 February
Wednesday 13 March
Wednesday 27 March
Wednesday 10 April
Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 22 May
Wednesday 12 June

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 13 February
Wednesday 13 March
Wednesday 17 April
Wednesday 15 May
Wednesday 12 June

Art on Mondays
Free talks for blind and visually impaired visitors,10.00-11.30am.
Monday 11 February - Henry VIII and Dendrochronology
Monday 11 March - Louise Bourgeois Prints
Monday 8 April - Sharmanka Travelling Circus and Val Hunt
Monday 13 May - Poussin's The Triumph of Pan
Monday 17 June - Bath Society of Artists

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm. Free, no booking required.
Wednesday 6 February
Wednesday 6 March
Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 1 May
Wednesday 5 June

Special Events

Roman Baths

T'ai Chi on the Terrace - Roman Baths
Weekly sessions led by qualified private instructor Paddy Nisbett. Sessions at 8.00am. £4 per session, call 01225 477773 to book.
Tuesday 8 January - 12 March
Tuesday 9 April - 11 June

Saturday 23 March
Beginner's Latin Day School
Spend a day learning classical Latin with George Sharpley. See how language works, learn more about ancient writers, and hear their work read aloud. Phone 01225 477773 to book, £45/£35 Discovery Card holders and concessions.

Fashion Museum

Bath Knitting and Crochet Guild - Fashion Museum
2nd Saturday of each month, 10-12noon.
Free to attend for most sessions, please check the website for details. All skill levels.

Saturday Sketching
Sketch the beautiful objects on display on display in our A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition, with suggestions of key spots of interest from the curators. Sketching materials are provided. Ask at the ticket desk. Free entry with Museum entry. 10.30am-12.30pm.
Saturday 2 February
Saturday 2 March
Saturday 6 April
Saturday 4 May
Saturday 1 June

Twilight Talks

Royal Women: Her Majesty Queen Alexndra 
Dr Kate Strasdin, author and historical research consultant for the Royal Women exhibition will tell the story behind the recent discovery of Queen Alexandra's missing dress. A book signing will accompany this talk
Thursday 7 November

Royal Women: Behind the Scenes of the Exhibition
Join Elly Summers for an exclusive insight into the exquisite pieces selected for display in Royal Women, examining not only the collection stories, but also the processes involved in curating a major fashion exhbition.
Thursday 21 February

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Hear Oriole Cullen, curator of the V&A Museum's new blockbuster fashion exhibition, trace the history and impact of one of the twentieth century's most influencial designers.
Thursday 7 March

Glove Stories
Curator Rosemary Harden will offer a special preview of the Museum's latest display showcasing the breadth and depth of the wonderful Glove Collection Trust Collection, established by the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London and housed here at the Fashion Museum.
Thursday 21 March

Tickets £10/£8 students, includes glass of wine. Book at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk 

Victoria Art Gallery

Free Lunchtime Talks at the Guildhall
A series of free talks to complement our exhibition Val Hunt: Endangered and Extinct
Wednesdays 1.10-1.45pm

27 February - Peter Scott and Co: Nature Reporting in th 1940s and 1950s - Jon Benington
6 March - Birds of Prey and Conservation - West of England Falconry
13 March - My Wild City - Julie Doherty, Avon Wildlife Trust

Bath Record Office

Drop-in Day
See what goes on behind the scenes in Archives and Local Studies collection. Discover you family or local history. Visit the strong rooms and find some unexpected treasures. See our website for accessability information.
Monday 25 March, 9.30-4.30pm

Creative writing for the over-55s
Use materials from the archive as inspiration to create short stories, poetry or life-writing. Led by writer Michael Loveday. In collaboration with the St John's Foundation. £4 per session. Advance booking essential, phone Sam Norris of the St John's Foundation on 01225 486403 or 07725 277146 or sam.norris@stjohnsbath.org.uk
Fortnightly sessions on Mondays in February and March, 2-4.30pm The Bubble, St John's, 4/5 Chapel Court, Bath
Monthly sessions on Tuesdays, 10.30-12.30pm 19 February, 19 March, North East Somerset Carers Centre, Radstock

Out and About

Wednesday 20 February
Curious about Keynsham
Explore in detail some of the amazing objects that tell the story of Keynsham, such as the Roman mosaic and gold posy ring.
11-3pm Keynsham Civic Centre

Saturday 18 May
Lansdown North Local History Store
Explore the weird and wonderful spa collection. Join a treat of a tour at 11am or 2pm. Booking essential, phone 01225 477773
Lansdown Playing Fields North






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