Audioguides | The Roman Baths

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A visitor listening to the audioguide


Our award-winning audioguides are available in twelve languages, with one especially for kids, one for people of all ages and another by Bill Bryson commenting on the Roman site. All are included in the admission price.

Please remember you can bring your own headphones to use with our audioguides.


Audioguides are available in:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

As an alternative, download the Google Translate app and hold it up to our information panels and signs using your personal device. It will translate the wording into a language of your choice for you to read. You can download the app for iOS or Android devices here.

‘Trowel’ and ‘Hammer and Chisel’ tours

Visitors should look out for the ‘Trowel tour’ which explains the history of archaeological exploration of the different parts of the ancient site and ‘Hammer and Chisel tour’ commentaries picking up on aspects of its unusual geological story; the Roman Baths were built around Britain’s only hot springs.

Children’s audioguide

A children's audioguide, narrated by Michael Rosen is available in English, French and German, and features Roman characters and their stories.

Bryson at the Baths audioguide

A colourful addition to the audioguides is Bryson at the Baths, a tour by Bill Bryson. His witty and incisive thoughts and observations on Roman life, history, and society can be heard by all English-speaking visitors who pick up a free handset.

Sign language guide

A hand held British Sign Language guide and a special audioguide with enhanced audio description for people with visual impairment are freely available. Find out more on our accessibility page.

Language sheets

Printed language sheets are available at the Roman Baths reception in a wide range of languages.