Events at the Roman Baths

Events for all the family

View the Events calendar here.

 

Download an Events leaflet for July-August 2014 here.

 

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 2-4pm.

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 Card

 

Exciting new project! The Beau Street Hoard

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 community

 

Roman Baths Beau Street Hoard Roadshows   

Explore the amazing hoard of 17, 577 Roman coins that were found in the centre of Bath. 

 

Beau Street Hoard Roadshows

Find out how the hoard was discovered, look in detail at some of the coins and make a replica coin to take home.

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 Talks                                                                

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 contact romanbaths_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk or telephone 012225 477773. Talks to local groups coming soon are:

14 August, 7.30pm, Chew Valley Local History Society, The Old School Room, Chew Magna

 

Hands-on Archaeology
Sat 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

 

Money Mondays

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 here.

 

 


Discovering Roman pots at the Roman Baths