Accessibility information for the Roman Baths museum
Disabled people pay the normal price for
admission, the accompanying carer goes
free. We are wheelchair accessible. A lift
has been recently installed to the lower museum areas.
Please note that the lifts will be unavailable on
Monday 17 June 2013 as they
will be undergoing essential maintenance work.
We apologise for any inconvenience
that this may cause.
Because the Roman Baths are six metres below street level, there
are unfortunately many steps throughout the site. We have recently
installed two lifts and improved the handrails in many places, but
to access the entire site, you will still need to climb some steps.
Please make staff aware that you have limited mobility, and they
will direct you to the most accessible route.
We give every visitor a hand-held audioguide to help you enjoy
your visit. If arthritis or any other limb condition makes it
difficult for you to hold, we can give you an ear-piece or
There is level access
from the Abbey Church Yard entrance to most of the ground floor
areas including the 18th century Pump Room, the Sun
Lounge which overlooks the hot spring in the King’s Bath and the
outside Terrace which overlooks the Great Bath. There is also
level access to the main Roman Baths shop from Stall Street.
Access to the teaching space, mezzanine displays, lower museum,
Great Bath and East Baths is via two DDA compliant lifts. For
safety reasons a maximum of four wheelchair users can access the
lower levels at any one time. View details of wheelchair dimensions and weight
restrictions for the lift here. An adapted toilet
is normally available close to the Roman Baths entrance.
Visitors with hearing impairments
As of April 2010, we now have a British Sign Language handset
available free of charge. If you are a hearing aid user, you can
benefit from the ‘T’ switch attachment on the audioguide. We can
also provide a printed copy of the audio tour text. A signing guide
may be available to give a tour in British Sign Language. With
advance notice (two weeks is appreciated) it is usually possible to
Visitors with visual
Visitors with visual impairments will find our displays very
tactile with many stone sculptures and models on open display. We
also now offer an enhanced descriptive audiotour. please ask at the
reception desk.We are happy to arrange object handling sessions for
groups with special needs.
Contact the Bookings Office
for further information
To help plan your visit please click on the links below
2013 Access Statement