Events for all the family
A Beau Street Hoard event: Monday 26 May - Friday 30
May, 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. Get to know about Roman Emperors from
Roman coins. Make an imperial crown.
No booking is required. All children must be accompanied by an
adult. Admission charges apply, but free once on site. Residents of
Bath & North East Somerset have free admission with a Discovery Card
Exciting new project! The Beau
This unique 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 in recent times. The 17,577 silver Roman coins span the
period from 32BC – 274AD.
A series of events is planned as part of this project including
an exciting range of hands-on coin activities,
designed to encourage people’s understanding and interest in
archaeology and local heritage. Events include drop-in
workshops with coin handling, mobile road
shows to locations across Bath and North East Somerset,
new educational resources for young visitors,
long-term projects with community partners and a range of public
talks, presentations and symposia. There is something to interest
everyone, from the casual visitor to the coin expert.
Other events at the Roman Baths and in the
Pixash Archaeology Store
Sat 10 May April 11am-3pm. See mosaic
conservation in action in preparation for the move to Keynsham.
Explore archaeological finds from Keynsham including the Abbey
stonework and objects from the Combe Down Stone Mines.
Roman Baths Beau Street Hoard
Explore the amazing hoard of 17, 577 Roman
coins that were found in the centre of Bath. Discover the
scientific techniques archaeologists have used in investigating the
Beau Street Hoard, and get hands-on with the real thing!
First roadshow: 17 May, 11am until
Science and Technology Day
The Mead Community Primary School, Hackett
Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
hands on with archaeology at these afternoon handling sessions at
the Roman Baths. Wednesdays 21 May & 18 June,
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April-June 2014 here.
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Discovering Roman pots at the Roman Baths