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.

Roman Baths family Event

Saturday 25; Sunday 26 May
Saturday 1; Sunday 2 June
Togas and Tunics
Find out how Romans dressed and try on a toga.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Saturday 16 March
British Science Week - Science Busking at the Roman Baths
Join Junior Scientists from Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and get hands on with museum objects. Discover the science behind how they were made and how they are cared for today.

Monday 15 April
Potty About Pots
Use wax crayons and a wax resist effect to create some amazing designs inspired by our collection of Roman pots.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm


Victoria Art Gallery

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


Victoria Art Galley Family Event

Wednesday 17 April
Big Top Bonanza
Explore our special exhibition Sharmanka Travelling Circus and create a theatrical picture fit for the Big Top.
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.

Fashion Museum Family Events

Tuesday 16 April
Buttoned Up
Look at how different buttons were used on different outfits throughout the centuries and create a button brooch.
10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm


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 13 March
Wednesday 27 March
Wednesday 10 April
Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 22 May
Wednesday 12 June

Above and Below Tours 

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 March
Wednesday 17 April
Wednesday 15 May
Wednesday 12 June

Art on Mondays
Free talks for blind and visually impaired visitors,10.00-11.30am.
Monday 11 March - Louise Bourgeois Prints
Monday 8 April - Sharmanka Travelling Circus and Val Hunt
Monday 13 May - Poussin's The Triumph of Pan
Monday 17 June - Bath Society of Artists

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm. Free, no booking required.
Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 1 May
Wednesday 5 June

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
Tuesday 9 April - 11 June

Saturday 23 March
Beginner's Latin Day School
Spend a day learning classical Latin with George Sharpley. See how language works, learn more about ancient writers, and hear their work read aloud. Phone 01225 477773 to book, £45/£35 Discovery Card holders and concessions.

Fashion Museum

Knitting & Crochet Guild

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 in our A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition, with suggestions of key spots of interest from the curators. Sketching materials are provided. Ask at the ticket desk. Free entry with Museum entry. 10.30am-12.30pm.
Saturday 6 April
Saturday 4 May
Saturday 1 June

Twilight Talks

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Hear Oriole Cullen, curator of the V&A Museum's new blockbuster fashion exhibition, trace the history and impact of one of the twentieth century's most influencial designers.
Thursday 7 March

Glove Stories
Curator Rosemary Harden will offer a special preview of the Museum's latest display showcasing the breadth and depth of the wonderful Glove Collection Trust Collection, established by the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London and housed here at the Fashion Museum.
Thursday 21 March

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

Victoria Art Gallery

Artist in Residencde

Meet classically trained portrait artist Harriet Dahan-Bouchard as she draws from a model. Free, just bring a sketch pad.
Saturday 16 March
Saturday 6 April
Saturday 18 May

Free Lunchtime Talks at the Guildhall
A series of free talks to complement our exhibition Val Hunt: Endangered and Extinct
Wednesdays 1.10-1.45pm

13 March - My Wild City - Julie Doherty, Avon Wildlife Trust

Bath Record Office

Drop-in Day
See what goes on behind the scenes in Archives and Local Studies collection. Discover you family or local history. Visit the strong rooms and find some unexpected treasures. See our website for accessability information.
Monday 25 March, 9.30-4.30pm

Creative writing for the over-55s
Use materials from the archive as inspiration to create short stories, poetry or life-writing. Led by writer Michael Loveday. In collaboration with the St John's Foundation. £4 per session. Advance booking essential, phone Sam Norris of the St John's Foundation on 01225 486403 or 07725 277146 or sam.norris@stjohnsbath.org.uk
Fortnightly sessions on Mondays in February and March, 2-4.30pm The Bubble, St John's, 4/5 Chapel Court, Bath
Monthly sessions on Tuesdays, 10.30-12.30pm 19 February, 19 March, North East Somerset Carers Centre, Radstock

Out and About

Saturday 18 May
Lansdown North Local History Store
Explore the weird and wonderful spa collection. Join a treat of a tour at 11am or 2pm. Booking essential, phone 01225 477773
Lansdown Playing Fields North






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