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If you are a resident of Bath and North East Somerset, you are entitled to free entry to the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and exhibitions at Victoria Art Gallery. You simply need to show your Discovery Card to receive free entry.
Your Resident's Discovery Card is also recognised in a wide range of attractions and at other outlets, shops and cafés. Find out where you can use your card here.
It is available at no cost to adults age 18+ and children age 14+ (under 14s go free with an adult cardholder) and is valid for three years, from any of the following locations (click on links for opening hours):
Bath One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JQ
Fashion Museum, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH
The Roman Baths main entrance hall, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LZ
Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT
Keynsham Library & Information Service, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, BS31 1FS
Midsomer Norton Library & Information Service, The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DP
The Roman Baths is extremely busy during school holidays and Bank Holidays and there is likely to be a significant wait until your application for a Discovery Card can be processed. During these times, it may be preferable to go to the One Stop Shop in Manvers Street (open Monday-Friday), Fashion Museum or Victoria Art Gallery (open daily). Issue of Discovery Cards at the Roman Baths occasionally ends at 4.30pm to accommodate evening events.
New applications and renewals: you can download the application form here. You must apply in person, as your photograph will be taken for the card and it takes only a few minutes to issue a card. Please bring proof of residence - a recent Council Tax or utility bill, bank/mobile phone statement, Bath & North East Somerset Diamond Travelcard (the Travelcard will be accepted for proof of ID also). A photocard driving licence will not be accepted as proof of residence; and proof of ID - Passport, photocard driving licence, credit card.
When renewing, please go to either Bath One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street or the Roman Baths in Bath, The Hollies One Stop Shop in Midsomer Norton or Keynsham One Stop Shop. Please bring with you proof that you are still living in Bath & North East Somerset, eg a recent Council Tax bill. Your card will then be extended for another three years. If you are not able to renew in person, you can renew by post by filling in the renewal form and sending with copies of your proof of residence and a stamped addressed envelope to Discovery Card, Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ. Your renewed card will be sent to you within 14 days.
Discovery Cards Issued to children: Children aged under 14 are not issued with a Discovery Card as they can gain entry to the museums on an adult card. Children aged 14 and above can apply for a Discovery Card with proof of residence, which can be an official document showing the child's name and address - building society statement, Dr or hospital letter, and for proof of ID a passport or something similar showing the child's photograph.
Lost cards can be replaced by visiting the Roman Baths or any of the One Stop Shops. A £2 charge will be made for this service.
Bath University and Bath Spa University Students are able to visit the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery free of charge by showing their University Student Card, without applying for a Resident's Discovery Card. www.facebook.com/bathleaplist
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To receive a full descriptive leaflet please send an A5 stamped addressed envelope to:
Bath BA1 1LZ
The leaflet includes an application form and information about the card. Remember, you must appear in person either at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, One Stop Shops at Manvers Street in Bath, Civic Centre in Keynsham or The Hollies in Midsomer Norton with the form and the required ID and proof of residency to apply, since a photo of you will be printed on your card.
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