May opening for Roman Baths.

A date has been set for the reopening of the city’s world-famous Roman Baths.

Its doors will open to the public on 17 May, and staff are looking forward to welcoming the first visitors of 2021. The historic site has been closed since 31 December in line with Government guidance.

Tickets from 17 May until the end of August are now on sale at www.romanbaths.co.uk. All visitors must book in advance, and current guidelines mean that people can only visit with members of their household or bubble.

The reopening date is dependent on the Government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown and is subject to change. Please check the Roman Baths website for the latest information.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “We know from feedback on social media that people have missed the Roman Baths over the past few months, so we’re delighted to be able to welcome visitors back. There will be well-established safety measures in place to protect our residents, visitors and staff.”

The safety measures include limiting visitor numbers to a maximum of 20% of the usual capacity, a one-way system, social distancing signage throughout the site, increased cleaning, and screens at the ticket desks. Visitors are required to wear a face mask in indoor areas, unless exempt.

Admission to the Roman Baths is free for residents of Bath & North East Somerset, with a Discovery Card or other proof of residence. Free tickets must be booked online in advance. For more details visit www.romanbaths.co.uk/residents.