The gilt bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva is one of the best-known objects from Roman Britain.
This fearsome pediment has fascinated scholars for hundreds of years.
Discover the stories behind the personal and private prayers of 130 individuals from Roman Britain.
The Beau Street Hoard was excavated by archaeologists on the site of the Gainsborough Hotel in Beau Street, Bath in 2007 and is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries to have been made in Bath.
The Beau Street Hoard is on permanent public display in an interactive exhibit within the People of Aquae Sulis Gallery. The 17,660 Roman coins span the period from 32BC – 274AD and were found in eight separate money bags, which were fused together.
In 2014 Bath & North East Somerset Council was awarded grants by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Headley Trust, the V&A purchase grant fund and several other major donors to help acquire the hoard. This also helped to create new displays, improve access and deliver a huge public engagement programme including roadshows with local communities, children’s sleepovers and more than 60 talks and lectures.
Find out more about the site and how it has changed over the last 2000 years. View stunning computer animations of the Roman temple and bathing complex.
The Roman bathing complex was designed to cater to the needs of both local people and those who travelled as pilgrims from across the Empire.
The Sacred Spring lies at the heart of the ancient monument. Many of the offerings that were thrown into the Spring can be seen in the museum collection.
The Temple to the goddess Sulis Minerva was the focal point of worship in Aquae Sulis and the courtyard was the sacred space surrounding it.