The Archway Project | The Roman Baths
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The Archway Project

Something exciting is happening...

The Archway Project will convert former Victorian spa buildings close to the Roman Baths. The new spaces are due to open in 2019.

We are:

  • Transforming the learning programme and offering more activities and events for local people and visitors 
  • Creating stimulating spaces for schools and groups - the new Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre will provide a hands-on and accessible learning experience set among Roman remains
  • Revealing more of the Roman site to the public for the very first time
  • Enthusing everyone to explore our special city and discover why Bath is designated as a World Heritage Site at a new World Heritage Centre.

Support the Archway Project

We have enough funds to start the project but fundraising continues. You can support the Archway Project by:

Sponsor a virtual tile

From £5 you can customise and leave your own individual mark and message of support on a virtual tile. Your support will help reveal an area of the Baths not seen by the wider public before. You can sponsor and customise your tile here. 

Adopt a Roman stone

From £100 to £2000 you can adopt a Roman stone. Your support will uncover the origins of the stones, conserve and clean them and either move them into storage or put them on display in the Clore Learning Centre. We will thank you for your support in various ways depending on the size of your donation. This may include invitations to exclusive events and acknowledgement on the donor wall. There are three adoption levels:

  • £100 to £300 - smaller and/or fragmented Roman stones
  • £301 to £599 - very large blocks of Roman stone
  • £600 to £1000 - 12 of our most unique stones with distinctive features

If you are a business, the Adopt a Roman Stone corporate package has added marketing benefits plus access to exclusive events and discounts on room hire. We can work with you to put together a bespoke package to suit your needs from £1500 to £2000. 

Image: Smaller and fragmented Roman stones - £100 to £300
Image: Very large blocks of Roman stones - £301 to £599
Image: Twelve of our most unique stones with distinctive features - £600 to £1000

Please email Rebecca Gibson or call 01225 477722 to choose and adopt a stone.

Donate online or by cheque

You can donate online. If you prefer to pay by cheque please make it payable to The Roman Baths Foundation and send us your cheque with a completed donation form. If you pay UK income tax don't forget to add Gift Aid to increase the impact of your donation.

Give monthly

Give just £10 a month - the cost of a cup of coffee each week - to help make our new facilities special. You can set up a monthly direct debit on the Local Giving website.

Don’t forget that from 10am on 17 October 2017, Local Giving will also double your donations through their Grow your Tenner campaign.

To discuss your donation options please contact Rebecca Gibson or call 01225 477722. All donations go to The Roman Baths Foundation (Charity no: 1163044). Thank you to all our supporters so far.

Find out more

Sign-up here for the project newsletter. Read the Archway Project FAQs.

Thank you

We would like to thank all our supporters of the Archway Project and The Roman Baths Foundation including:
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund
  • Association for Roman Archaeology
  • Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
  • The Roman Society
  • Henry C Hoare Charitable Trust
  • Stephen Clark Charitable Trust
  • Stone King Foundation
  • Brent Pollard, Hawker Joinery
  • Cross Manufacturing
  • Dr Richard Hall, Zenith Global
  • Leonard Pearcey and Peter Child
  • Josephine Petherick
  • Elizabeth Cartwright Hignett
  • June Price
  • David and Karin Embleton
  • David Beeton
  • Wessex Water
  • Bath Stone Group
  • Searcys
  • Ian Tarr