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 15 and Sunday 16 December
Corinthian Christmas
Create a tree using a typical Roman leaf desig and decorate it with gold coins.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

 Activities at the Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery

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


Saturday 15 December
Paper Puddings
Create festive paper puddings using special art papers.
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.

Sunday 16 December
Christmas Stockings
Create colourful Christmas stocking decorations using felt and sparkly embelishments.
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. 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 9 January
Wednesday 23 January
Wednesday 13 February
Wednesday 27 February

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 16 January
Wednesday 13 February
Wednesday 13 March

Art on Mondays
Free talks for blind and visually impaired visitors,10.00-11.30am.
Monday 14 January - On Paper
Monday 11 February - Henry VIII and Dendrochronology

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm. Free, no booking required.
Wednesday 9 January
Wednesday 6 February
Wednesday 6 March

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

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 with suggestions of key spots of interest from the Fashion Museum curators. Sketching materials are provided. Ask at the ticket desk. Free entry with Museum entry. 10.30am-12.30pm.
Saturday 5 January
Saturday 2 February
Saturday 2 March

Twilight Talks

Royal Women: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret 
Join Beatrice Behlan, Curator a the Museum of London, as she discusses the glamorous style of Princess Margaret (1930-2002)
Thrusday 22 November

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






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