Events for all the family
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Standard and deliver
A Beau Street Hoard event: Mon 28 July 10am-1pm.
Investigate Roman coins to find out about army standards.
Ahead of the game
Mon 4 August 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. What did a Roman's hairstyle
say about them? Find and make a wiggly wonder.
Rome wasn't built in a day
Mon 11 August 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. Examine Roman coins to find
out about some special buildings. Build a piece of Rome
When Rome was 1000 years old
A Beau Street Hoard event: Mon 18 August 10am-1pm and
Explore Roman coins to find out about the 1,000th anniversary of
the founding of Rome.
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
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
Roman Baths Beau Street Hoard
Explore the amazing hoard of 17, 577 Roman
coins that were found in the centre of Bath.
Beau Street Hoard
Find out how the hoard was discovered, look in
detail at some of the coins and make a replica coin to take
28 June, 2pm-4pm, Southdown
Methodist Church Centre, Bath
29 June, 12noon- 4pm
Westfield Fun Day at Westfield Recreational Ground
12 July, 10am-3pm Compton
Martin Village Hall
25 August, 1pm-4, Whitchurch
Village Fete, Whitchurch Village
6 September, 11am-3pm Combe
Hay (details to be confirmed)
27 September, South Stoke (details
to be confirmed)
Beau Street Hoard
Find out about this amazing hoard of Roman
Coins in illustrated talks by members of the Roman Baths
team. If your group or society would like a talk please
or telephone 012225 477773. Talks to local groups coming soon
14 August, 7.30pm, Chew
Valley Local History Society, The Old School Room, Chew Magna
26 July, 3pm-4pm. Discover the scientific techniques archaeologists
have used in investigating the Beau Street Hoard, and get hands-on
with the real thing!
Festival of Archaeology
Sat 26 July 6-9pm. Handle Roman coins from the beau Street
Hoard. Families will enjoy coin-making activities and exploring
the torch-lit Roman Baths
14 July, 21 July, 28 July, 4 August, 11 August and 18 August.
6pm - 8pm.
This series of evening handling sessions looks at coins from the
Roman Bath's collection from a number of periods.
Bath & North East Somerset Council's Policy for
safeguarding children and vulnerable adults can be accessed
Discovering Roman pots at the Roman Baths