Easter activities

Parents might like to cast an eye through a host of fun, hands-on activities over the Easter school holidays being organised at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums. Here’s their press release in full: “Create a wax resist picture inspired by Roman pots, search for virtual Roman coins, make a fashionable button brooch, or […]

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With a little help from our friends.

Just in case you hadn’t noticed already, Bath is a big player in the heritage business. With Roman remains and fine Georgian architecture it’s no surprise to realise just how much of the city’s economy is based on tourism. Under the umbrella of its coveted World Heritage status there are some multi-million pound projects underway […]

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Hi tech at heritage site.

The city’s world famous Roman Baths have been the setting for the first major trial of the West of England Combined Authority’s 5G Smart Tourism project  – with visitors trying out futuristic technology which immersed them in the site’s rich history. The trial involved invited guests using a smartphone app to download and view virtual […]

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He’s back!

Bath’s Head of Heritage Services, Stephen Bird has completed his sponsored walk to raise money for the Roman Bath’s Archway Project – a multi-million pound undertaking to develop educational and information facilities. Though its supported by a generous Heritage Lottery grant there is match-funding involved and that’s where Stephen has been helping to boost funds through […]

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Walk out for heritage charity

The UNESCO World Heritage symbol – set in the cobblestones of Stall Street – is something Heritage Services chief Stephen Bird steps over on his way to work every morning. But at 8 am – on Monday, December 10th – he will use it to mark the start of a five day walk he is […]

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Lottery funding for Bath landscape.

Bath really is the city with the green fringe around the top. Topographically speaking we really are blessed to be still – pretty much – surrounded by fields and trees. Our landscape setting is one of the reasons the city was awarded its World Heritage status back in 1987. Making sure we both appreciate our […]

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What a picture!

I am sitting in the jewel box that is Number 15 Great Pulteney Street – drinking a welcome cup of hotel-poured coffee – and about to meet a living photographic legend. Well, Clive Arrowsmith didn’t set out to be an international whiz kid with a camera. He was an art student who – in the […]

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Spring cleaning in autumn.

Of Bath’s three naturally-heated thermal springs, the largest rises in the King’s Bath – part of the Roman Bath’s tour and the only place where you can see the waters bubbling up to the surface from a vast underground lake about two miles under the surface. It’s also the place where you can look back […]

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Museums Week

Museums across Bath & North East Somerset will host an exciting programme of special events and activities over October half-term for Museums Week (27 October to 4 November 2018). Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in our local museums. All activities are free for residents with […]

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