Plan Your Visit | The Roman Baths, Bath

In line with Government advice, the Roman Baths is temporarily closed. Please read more here.

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A family looking at Minerva's head


In line with Government advice, the Roman Baths is temporarily closed.

We’ve taken steps in line with government and industry guidance to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We've reduced our visitor numbers so people can maintain physical distancing throughout the site and moved to pre-booked reservation slots only, including for Discovery Card and Annual Pass Holders. We won't be accepting any group visits for the time being, until such a time that we can safely welcome groups again. In line with Government legislation, you can only move around the site in your household bubble of six people or less.

Please remember, for the safety of others, do not visit if you or anyone in your party is feeling unwell. We are advising you to follow the government guidance depending on which tier you are in. For people living in tier three this is the advice:

“Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey”.

We’ve implemented a very flexible rebooking policy. Should you feel unwell/are displaying COVID-symptoms, please email us in advance of your visit to rebook. 

We have a one-way route throughout the museum with plenty of hand sanitisation stations available, and offer daily dedicated sessions for visitors with additional access needs. You can find out more about our accessibility arrangements here.

The Pump Room Restaurant will open on Friday 4 December serving a morning menu and afternoon tea. You will be able to visit our shop and choose from a range of quality gifts, many with a Roman and Georgian flavour!

Face coverings are required in museum indoor areas and the shop, unless you have a special exemption. You will not be required to wear a face covering in open outdoor areas such as the Great Bath and the Terrace.

You can download our latest leaflet here.

Timeslots for everyone

We're currently releasing tickets one month at a time, so please keep checking back to purchase tickets for upcoming months. To ensure we can manage capacity safely, all visitors will now need to pre-book a ticket/ reservation slot on our website in advance, including Discovery Card and Annual Pass Holders. Unfortunately, we simply won’t be able to allow entry to those without a pre-booked ticket/reservation slot or anyone who arrives outside of their timeslot.

If you’re a Discovery Card holder, your entry will still be free, but you’ll now need to book in a reservation slot on our website and present this on arrival with your Discovery Card. We’re also offering free entry to all local B&NES residents. Please find out more information here.

Please note: The last slots of the day may not be long enough to see everything of interest. Some visitors may like to book an earlier slot or book for another day.

Looking after you on your visit

We’re committed to ensuring your visit is a safe and enjoyable one – for visitors, staff, and the local Bath community. We’ve implemented physical distancing and hygiene measures to ensure you can have the best experience possible, while feeling reassured on your visit:

  • One-way route with markers throughout  
  • Signage and signposting to help you navigate around the site safely
  • Protective screens on the reception desk and PPE for staff; all staff have been trained in physical distancing and hygiene protocols.
  • Increasing cleaning regime across the sites including hand sanitiser at key points for you to use.
  • Careful management of areas on-site with staff in place at key points to ensure visitor flow and physical distancing.
  • One-in, One-out system for toilet facilities: only one household will be able to enter at any one time. 

Please find out more information here.