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 21 October-Sunday 29 October
Crazy Characters
Make a Roman actors mask
10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Thursday 26 October
Museums At Night - Quest for Fun and Facts
Explore, investigate and discover facts and fun in our activities with the Children's University. Pop in to find out how to get  involved.

Sunday 17 December
Hoot, Hoot for the New Year
Make a paper plate owl calendar inspired by Minerva's owl


 Roman Baths Activity


Victoria Art Gallery

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

Saturday 21 October
The Big Draw: Facing Up To It
Create faces of animals and people with colourful pens.

Saturday 21 -Sunday 29 October
Explorer Trail
Explore the Gallery and its paintings. Find the clues in the family trail and meet some new faces and old friends in our displays.

Tuesday 24 October and Thursday 26 October
Colour Explosion
Create pictures using a range of oil pastels and find out about complementary colours and how they work.

Wednesday 25 October
Marvellous Masks
Create a mask of one of the characters in our paintings, using card, glue, pens and special paper.

Saturday 28 October
Potty about Pots
Explore our special display and create a pot using clay.
Free but places are limited, please book on 01225 477233
10.30am-11.30am and 12.00-1.00pm

Saturday 4 November
Grandparents and Grandkids
Enjoy art together in our special sessions. Have a go with colour and see what you can create.

Friday 8 December
Grandparents and Grandkids
Enjoy art together in our special sessions. Have an arty Christmas and create something special for the festive season.

Saturday 16 December
It's the Most Arty Time of the Year
Create seasonal art to take away and decorate your home.
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.
Monday 23, Tuesday 24, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October
Roaring 20s
Look at the 1920s fancy dress in our collection and make a colourful headdress.

Sunday 17 December
Christmas Jumpers
Create some Christmas jumer decorations for a speciall festive touch!
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-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 13 September
Wednesday 27 September
Wednesday 11 October
Wednesday 25 October
Wednesday 22 November
Wednesday 6 December
Wednesday 13 December
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 2.30pm. Book on 01225 477773.
Wednesday 11 October
Thursday 9 November
Friday 15 December

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 September
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 15 November
Wednesday 13 December

Art on Mondays
Free talks for visually impaired people,1.30am-12noon.
Monday 23 October - Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper
Monday 11 December - William Rose

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm
Wednesday 4 October
Wednesday 1 November
Wednesday 6 December

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 3 October-12 December

Women in the Aeneid
A two-day course examining women in Virgil's Aeneid. This course is for those with some basic knowledge of Latin. £87.50/£77.50 for Discovery Card holders and concessions. Text book included. B10am-4pm. ook on 01225 477773
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

Time for Tompion
Find our about the Pump Room's world famous Tompion clock with Roman Baths Manager Stephen Clews, includes a two course breakfast. 9-10.30am. £15.85, book on 01225 477773.
Sunday 29 October

Stories in Latin
Enjoy a day of stories, focusing on the  language, grammar and vocabulary. This one-day course is for those with basic knowledge of Latin. £45/£35 for Discovery Card holders and concessions. Book on 01225 477773.

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 7 October
Saturday 4 November
Saturday 2 December

Twilight Talks

Jane Austen
A talk about fashions at the time of Jane Austen, to coincide with Bath's annual Jane Austen Festival.
Thursday 14 September

Discovering Pauline Baynes
Hear all about Alberto Ceccatelli's research discovering the life and work of children's illustrator Pauline Baynes.
Tuesday 26 September

Re-use and Re-purpose: Understanding Jessica Ogden
Join Professor Carol Tulloch as she talks about the work of British/Jamaican fashion designer Jessical Ogden.
Thursday 21 October

Vivien Leigh - Actress and Movie Star
Keith Lodwick will talk about British stage and screen actress Vivien Leigh.
Thursday 9 November

Fashioned from Nature
Discover more about fur and feathers and other materials from nature, used in fashion through the centuries, in a talk by Edwina Ehrman.
Thursday 23 November

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

In Conversation

Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore
In this exclusive In Conversation, Terry Newman will discuss icons of literature and the sartorial stories they tell.
Friday 27 October

Tickets £15 adult/£12.50 student, includes a glass of wine. Book at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk





Your rating: 

Your rating: None Average: 2.1 (12 votes)
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.