Something worth discovering

Cllr Guy and Bath MP Wera Hobhouse with their Discovery cards

In this time of rising prices, it’s good to hear about some things in this city you can get into for free. That is if you are a resident and pay rates within Bath and North East Somerset.

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and the Leader of B&NES Cllr Kevin Guy, have joined forces to highlight the benefits of getting a Discovery Card.

It’s a facility that allows local residents to access council-owned attractions including the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Parade Gardens, and Victoria Art Gallery, as well as discounts with local attractions and businesses.

Residents can register either a digital eCard which can be displayed on a mobile device or a physical card made from recyclable plastic.

Locations, where the card can be validated, include at the Roman Baths, Bath Housing, Welfare and Advice Service next to the new Police Station, at Keynsham Library, and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service. 

Residents who have had a Discovery card in the past are asked to register for their new card by applying online through the council’s website. When ordering the card, you will need to register for an appointment so the card can be validated at one of the council’s collection locations. At one of these locations, a member of staff will check proof of ID and address and take a photo to go onto the card. 

Those unable to book online can apply by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041 or apply in person at one of the council’s collection locations. 

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse commented: 

“This scheme is a fantastic example of how Bath & North East Somerset Council is improving the lives of local people. It’s great to see the council leading the way and giving local people the opportunity to get stuck into the rich history that Bath has. 

“It was amazing to see the Roman Baths and the classrooms and community resources that they have invested in. This is just one important part of Bath that residents will now have free access to because of the Discovery Cards.”

Cllr Kevin Guy, Leader of Bath & North east Somerset Council commented: 

“The relaunch of our Discovery Cards is extremely exciting for local residents. The scheme is an integral part of our plan to improve people’s lives and offer everyone who lives in Bath and North East Somerset access to our local history and heritage sites. We have developed some new partnerships and discounts with more local businesses and it’s fantastic to be a part of this initiative.”

For further information:

  1. From 1st January 2023, all residents will need a new Discovery Card to continue receiving their benefits. 
  2. More information on the card is here

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  1. Hello Richard, saw these notices as I walked along London Rd just now! Encouraging to see that the big containers seem to be coping with the drought pretty well though. 🙂

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