Changing Rooms and Saunas | The Roman Baths

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Hypocaust in the East Baths

Changing Rooms and Saunas

Explore the Roman bathing suite, with its heated rooms, swimming pools and changing rooms.

The Roman Baths were in use for four hundred years and underwent many changes. To help visitors understand the way the bath house was used, we have suspended walls on this east part of the site above the Roman walls.

The eastern range of the Roman bath house contained a large tepid bath fed by water that flowed through a pipe from the Great Bath. A series of heated rooms was developed here which became progressively larger until the site reached its maximum extent in the fourth century AD.

The East Baths area of the Roman Baths, adjacent to the famous Great Bath, includes displays immersing visitors in the sights and sounds of the Roman bath house. Projections, soundscapes and CGI reconstructions show the Roman Baths at the height of their popularity as a working, living and leisure space.  You can watch, listen and step into the Roman Baths as they would have looked in the first to fourth centuries, as Roman characters of all social classes interact with each other.