The Roman Baths will open its doors until 10pm (last entry 9pm) every evening in July and August, giving visitors a chance
to explore the awe-inspiring attraction by torchlight.
With its steaming Great Bath, 2,000-year-old pavements and stunning Roman artefacts, an evening visit to the Roman Baths is a unique and unforgettable experience.
Run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, the Roman Baths attracts 1 million visitors a year, making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We are delighted to offer visitors the chance to see the magnificent Roman Baths by torchlight. Entry is free for Bath & North East Somerset Council residents on production of a Discovery Card, so this is a great opportunity for local people to experience one of Bath’s most famous attractions out of normal daytime hours. The Roman Baths is leading the way in encouraging a vibrant evening economy in Bath.”
Visitors can round off their evening with a meal at the Pump Room restaurant or Roman Baths Kitchen.
Evening Dining at the Pump Room
The Pump Room restaurant will be open late for dinner and drinks during July and August, with live music every evening. Last orders 9pm. Please call 01225 444477 to book.
Roman Baths Kitchen
The Roman Baths Kitchen offers a more informal setting with alfresco dining. Reservations can be made on 01225 477877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twilight Dinner and Tour
A special twilight ticket including two-course dinner with coffee at the Roman Baths Kitchen followed by a guided tour of the Roman Baths by torchlight is available between 5pm and 9pm (£36 per ticket). Reservations can be made on 0844 8475 256 or email email@example.com.
The Roman Baths shop will stay open until 9.45pm. Visit http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/torchlit to find out more.
The Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery, also run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, will also stay open late on selected evenings in August 2015.
The Fashion Museum will be open until 7pm (last entry 6pm) on Thursdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 August. Visit http://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk for more information.
The Victoria Art Gallery will host ‘Thursday Lates’ to accompany the ‘Jane Austen’s Bath’ exhibition. Period dance displays will take place from 5pm to 7pm (free to Discovery Card and ticket holders):
· 6 and 13 August – Bath Minuet Dancers
· 20 and 27 August – Jane Austen Dancers.
See www.victoriagal.org.uk for details.