Escape the present, explore the past

The Roman Baths is one of the finest ancient spas in Europe. This incredible Roman site has witnessed nearly two thousand years of history, and its tales of healing, worship and relaxation are even more relevant today.

Natural thermal waters once heated a sophisticated bathing complex where Romans came to relax and socialise. To the Romans the hot springs were a sacred place where worshippers prayed to the goddess Sulis Minerva. To visitors today it is still a site of special significance.

Here you can walk on ancient pavements as you explore one of the best preserved Roman sites in northern Europe. Projections and costumed actors bring the complex to life, and free optional audioguides provide a unique insight into Roman life dating from the first to the fourth century AD.

Allow time for your visit. Be assured that through timed ticketing, thorough cleaning procedures and social distancing measures we are working to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

In August you can watch the sun set by flickering torchlight at the Great Bath, discover the magic of the museum at night, and indulge in a drink at our pop-up bar. Our after-hours evenings are the perfect chance to unwind and discover history in a whole new light.

The Roman Baths will be open until 8pm (last admission 7pm) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during August. Find out more about our Prosecco Package, or to book your experience visit romanbaths.co.uk/torchlit

Pre-booking for all visits to the Roman Baths is essential, including Discovery Card and Annual Pass holders.

Tickets

Pre-booking online before your visit is essential. Find out more romanbaths.co.uk/ tickets-prices​

Audioguides

Your ticket includes a complimentary audioguide, available in 12 languages. A British Sign Language tour and a fully descriptive audio tour for visually impaired visitors are also available. 

Our audioguides will be thoroughly cleaned after every use. If you prefer, please bring along your own headphones to use.

Families

Our children’s audiotours are available in English, French and German. You are welcome to download our free Children’s App to help little ones explore the site. Sealed activity packs are also available at the Ticket Desk.

You are welcome to use your own baby carrier but unfortunately we can’t allow pushchairs to be used on site.

Baby changing facilities are available and we are proud to be breastfeeding friendly.

We’ve implemented new measures to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at the Roman Baths.

Keeping you safe

We’ll be operating a one-way route around the Roman Baths and museum with floor markers to remind you to keep your distance from other visitors.

Hygiene screens will be at certain locations to keep staff, and visitors, safe. 

All payments must be card only and we cannot accept cash at this time.

Our Visitor Experience Hosts will be wearing PPE and located at key points around the site. They are always happy to help with any questions you may have – just remember to keep your distance.

We’ll be increasing our cleaning regimes and you may notice members of staff working on site.

Hand sanitiser will be available at key points around the site.

The toilets will be open and we will be operating a one in one out system for household groups

Accessibility

The Roman Baths are now over 90% wheelchair accessible. If you are visiting and need to use our lifts because of mobility issues, we will be reserving Wednesday mornings for you. For visitors with sight impairments we can arrange a special hosted session on Wednesday mornings. These slots are limited and need to be booked via Group Sales team at least 48 hours in advance: romanbaths_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk