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The Archway Project

The Archway Project will transform the Roman Baths' learning offer and provide a World Heritage Centre for Bath.

The project will deliver two new facilities:

The project will breathe new life into the former Victorian spa buildings in Swallow Street and 10 York Street close to the Roman Baths, putting them at the centre of the Roman Baths learning experience. Daytime visitors to the Roman Baths will be able to walk through spaces beneath York Street and see parts of the Roman Baths that have never before been open to regular public access. 

The World Heritage Centre will be a place where residents and visitors alike can find out why Bath has been designated as a World Heritage Site. It will be a hub that inspires people to go out and explore the city’s unique heritage and landscape.

In October 2016, the Archway Project received a £3.4m National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Building work is set to start in early 2018, and the Roman Baths Learning Centre and World Heritage Centre are due to open in 2019. if you would like further information about the project, please download our Archway Project FAQs

Want to join in?

Sign-up here to receive regular updates or if you would like to know more about or become involved in helping to plan the Archway Project, please contact Jenna Spellane.

Support us

If you would like to make a donation to the project please download the donation form, or you can donate online by clicking on the button at the top of this page. You can also Adopt a Roman stone

At last. We’ll all be able to learn more about Bath and its world heritage context plus children will have a chance to study it in more depth on location.” Richard Hall, Zenith Global

We wish to thank all our supporters so far including:

  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • 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

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