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.

World Heritage Day takes place on Sunday 22 April in Royal Victoria Park, in front of the Royal Crescent, 11-3pm. The full programme of activities and events can be found in the downloadable 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.

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 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 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 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

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 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)
Thursday 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






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