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.

Saturday 17 March
British Science Week 2018
Science Busking at the Roman Baths
Investigate Roman science and technology in our amazing archaeological site.
2-5pm

Monday 26 March
Glorious Gardens
Celebrate Spring by creating a mini Roman garden.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

 

 Roman Baths Activity

 

Victoria Art Gallery

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

Wednesday 28 March
Easter Eggstravaganza
Create eggy crafts and cards. Ages 3 to 11.
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm

 
 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 27 March
1980s Geometric
Inspired by our 1980s outfits, create a bright geometric collage on big paper.
10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm

  
 Activities at the Fashion Museum
 
 

Guided Tours

Roman Baths 

Above and Below Tour
Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, the tour will involve a number of steps and uneven walkways. Tours start at 11am  Book in advance on 01225 477773.
Wednesday 7 March
Wednesday 21 March
Wednesday 11 April
Wednesday 25 April
 
Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes to discover why and how we care for our collections. Handle fascinating objects, perhaps from your local area. Tours at 2.00pm. Book on 01225 477773.
Tuesday 10 April
 

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 14 March
Wednesday 18 April

Art on Mondays
Free talks for blind and visually impaired visitors,10.30am-12noon.
Monday 12 March - Entertainment in Bath, Part Two
Monday 16 April - Bath Society of Artists

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our artwrok on display in the First Floor Gallery with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm
Wednesday 7 March
Wednesday 4 April

Bath Record Office

History at Your Feet - a Tour of Bath Record Office
Explore 900 years of historic archives in the Record Office strong rooms, including the new strong room 12, once Bath's nuclear war headquarters, located in the Guildhall basement. Tours last 45 minutes. Booking essential, phone 01225 477421 or email: archives@bathnes.gov.uk
Your tour will involve negotiating uneven floors, steps and low headroom.
Wednesday 14 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 9 January - 13 March
Tuesday 10 April - 12 June

An Introduction to Ancient Greece and Roman with George Sharpley
The histories of ancient Greece and Rome are inextricably linked. See how these ancient languages have influenced English and how their cultures have had an impact on the modern world. £45/£35for Discovery Card holders and concessions. Book on 01225 477773.
Saturday 3 March - 10-4pm

Rise and Fall of Civilisation in Bath
Explore the history of civilised life in the city of Bath through our amazing object collection. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 10 March - 2-5pm

British Science Week
Hands-on Science
Get hands-on with museum objects and discover the science behind them. Free, no booking required.
Monday 12 March - 2-4pm

Fashion Museum

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

Saturday Sketching
Sketch the beautiful objects on display in A History of Fashion in 100 Objects with suggestions of key spots of interest from the Fashion Museum curators. 10.30am-12.30pm.
Saturday 3 March
Saturday 7 April

Twilight Talks
Panorama Gallery, 6.15-7.15pm

Royal Women: Her Majesty Queen Mary
Elly Summers, curator of the Royal Women exhibition, will shine the spotlight on Queen Mary (1867-1953)
Thrsday 15 March

Royal Men
Deirdre Murphy, curator at Historic Royal Palaces, will showcase fashions and dress worn by Royal men, from King Edward Vii onwards.
Thursday 29 March

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

Lunchtime Talks at the Guildhall

A series of free talks to complement Entertainment in Bath (13 January-14 March), 1.10-1.45pm

The Daily Delights of Bath - Victoria Barwell
28 February

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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