The Roman Baths has been recognised as a winner in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for museums.
The Roman Baths was named 5th best-rated museum in the UK, making it the most popular paid-for attraction in the country, and the only museum outside London to appear in the top five.
The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards highlight the world’s top museums based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Year on year the Roman Baths continue to prove a hit with visitors.
This is a great accolade and I’m delighted that the Roman Baths are the most popular of all the charging attractions in the UK, as well as the only visitor attraction outside London to be in the top five.
“This Council is committed to ensuring the Roman Baths maintain their status as a ‘must see’ attraction. We constantly strive to make improvements to help people imagine life in Roman Bath, whilst conserving the monument and protecting it for future generations.”
Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said: “Honouring nearly 600 institutions worldwide, the Travellers’ Choice awards have recognised the favourite museums that serve as cultural treasure troves for our community of millions. These world-class museums provide an enriching experience that can be both inspiring and educational for travellers around the globe.”
To see TripAdvisor reviews for the Roman Baths go to www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186370-d187743-Reviews-The_Roman_Baths-Bath_Somerset_England.html.
For all of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice award-winning museums, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Museums. .
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Run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, the Roman Baths attracts 1 million visitors a year. The museum collection has been awarded Designated status by the Government as a non-national museum that holds a nationally important collection. The Beau Street Hoard collection of 17,577 Roman silver coins, discovered in Bath in 2007 is now on display at the museum. The Roman curse tablets, which were thrown into the Sacred Spring for the goddess, have now been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
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