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 2020.

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:

Say it with Ceramics

From £2, you can create your own personalised greeting on a virtual Roman ceramic, to suit any celebration or say 'wish you were here at the Roman Baths'. Share it with your family and friends, and support the Archway Project at the same time. Your greeting will help reveal more of our site and collections for our visitors to enjoy.

You will receive:

  • A digital copy of your ceramic(s) for you to send to friends, family, colleagues or suppliers
  • Visibility - your ceramic will be displayed on the webpage for the public to see
  • The Roman Baths Foundation's newsletter if you choose to keep in touch with us
  • Invitations to exclusive events if you sponsor multiple ceramics or your total donation is over £100

You can create your ceramic here.

Adopt a Roman stone

From £100 you can adopt a Roman stone, to help us understand more about our special site. All the stones have interesting and unique features that give clues to their history. Stones include column bases, column sections and column capitals.

There are three adoption levels:

  •  £100 to £300 – Updates about the stones and invitations to exclusive events
  •  £301 to £599 – Updates about the stones, invitations to exclusive events and acknowledgement on an online donor wall
  •  £600 to £1000 – Updates about the stones, invitations to exclusive events and acknowledgement on a physical donor wall, plus opportunities to meet with our Collections team who look after the stones.

Adopting a stone makes an ideal gift. We will send gift adopters a special certificate to give to friends or family.

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.

Please email Rebecca Gibson to adopt a stone. You can adopt a stone online or by cheque payable to ‘The Roman Baths Foundation’.

Image: A Roman 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 for any amount – surprise us!

Give through your business

The Roman Baths Foundation is registered with Work for Good. Work for Good is a platform which will work with your SME to embed giving to the Foundation in a structured, meaningful and visible way that is good for your business and The Roman Baths Foundation. Register now to start donating to The Roman Baths Foundation

To discuss your donation options please contact Rebecca Gibson. All donations go to The Roman Baths Foundation (Charity no: 1163044). You can access our Privacy Statement here.

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