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Beau Street Hoard display

Beau Street Hoard

The Beau Street Hoard was excavated by archaeologists on the site of the new Gainsborough Hotel in Beau Street, Bath in 2007 and is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries to have been made in Bath.

The Beau Street Hoard is on permanent public display in an interactive exhibit within the People of Aquae Sulis Gallery. The 17,577 Roman coins span the period from 32BC – 274AD and were found in eight separate money bags, which were fused together. In March 2014 Bath & North East Somerset Council was awarded a grant of £372,500 from The Heritage Lottery Fund to purchase the hoard. 

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Have fun online with our Virtual Hoard

You can join in with the Beau Street Hoard online too, have fun uploading your face and text onto your own Roman coin. You can add your designs to our virtual hoard, and share them with friends.

Play our interactive game, Roman Rush!

You are the Aquae Sulis tax collector. Collect the money bags from the five merchants before they spend their denari. Game created by Bath Spa University for the Roman Baths.

Beau Street Hoard talks - If you run or belong to a community or local history group and would like an illustrated talk on the hoard, with an opportunity to handle coins, please contact us on 01225 477773 or email us

Beau Street Hoard stories

As part of our Beau Street Hoard project we have been working with MA Writing for Young People students from Bath Spa University.  They have written four short stories based on the remarkable hoard of 17, 577 silver Roman coins which were found in Bath in 2007. 
The Temple Trespassers by Alyssa Hollingsworth
Between the Temple and the Baths by Anneka Freeman
Roman Time Travel by Jas Bilan
The Midnight Bell by Sarah Driver

From Rome to Explorium - A poem written by pupils from the Explorium Creative Learning Centre, Somerset.


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