Places to visit
Bath awarded coveted second UNESCO title
Bath along with ten other historic spa towns has secured much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination.
A UNESCO committee, currently being held in China has inscribed the ‘Great Spas of Europe’ on to the World Heritage list. It means that the City of Bath, will have an exceptional second inscription, overlaying the first.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village
In line with government guidance, the abbey grounds at Lacock are open for local visitors only, 11am-2pm. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Please respect village residents and restrict your visit to the abbey grounds only. Click below for opening times and more..
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath - undergoing a major restoration on its historic dams. In line with government guidance, Prior Park is open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. There is no parking facility at this property.
A Celebration of Portraiture at the Holburne this autumn
This autumn sees a unique show devoted to one of the giants of Victorian art open at Bath’s Holburne Museum – the first ever exhibition dedicated to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s portraits. Plus, a unique chance to see the only widely accepted depiction of Jane Austen outside London.
Always a First-Class delivery at Bath Postal Museum
Bath Postal Museum gives a great opportunity to learn, not only the interesting history of the Postal Service but also of the communication.
All ages will enjoy this little museum, with a mixture of video recordings, interactive displays and other exhibits on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways. You can learn about post from ancient times such as the Bronze Age and what it was like during Roman and Medieval times. There are talking heads to listen to and a dressing up box for the kids (and big kids!) so you can dress in the costumes such as that of an old fashioned postie.
Treasure Hunt Bath
Looking for a fun way to see Bath?
Turn your day into an adventure with Treasure Hunt Bath. Rediscover our beautiful city by uncovering clues and following treasure maps. All outdoors, play on your own phones, instant booking. Click below to book.
Local artist, Ray Jones, introduces The Woolverton Gallery 100
We are delighted to be joined by local artist Sabine Abraham, who is taking part in our Summer Exhibition with 2 new paintings bringing our total number of exhibits to over 100. Click below for more.
World First Attraction Dedicated to Mary Shelley
New Bath attraction, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, is officially open – a monumental 205 years since Mary Shelley put pen to paper to write Frankenstein in Bath, during June 1816.
This summer, visitors to Bath can uncover the true story behind the iconic monster and immerse themselves in the complex and often tragic past of its author, in the city where she wrote Frankenstein.
In a world-first, horror fans, literary enthusiasts, and families with older children can come face-to-face with the monster as Mary imagined, as the attraction’s centrepiece will feature an 8ft monster recreated from the text of the first ever science-fiction novel.
Torchlit Summer Evenings at the Roman Baths
The Roman Baths will stay open until 10pm every evening this summer, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the special atmosphere around the torchlit Great Bath. Torchlit Summer Evenings will run until 31 August, with last admission at 9pm.