The Archway Project: Archaeological Dig | The Roman Baths

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The Archway Project: Archaeological Dig

This archaeological dig took place underneath York Street and Swallow Street, in an area of the Roman Baths not currently open to the public. This area will form part of the new Access and Investigation Zones in the Roman Baths Learning Centre, and the work was carried out to find out more about the archaeology of the site.

The work is all part of the Archway Centre project, which will create a Roman Baths Learning Centre above the former city laundry in Swallow Street and a World Heritage Centre in 10 York Street.

Visitors will be able to walk through spaces beneath York Street excavated by City Architect Major Davis in the 1880s, and see parts of the Roman Baths that have never before been open for regular public access.