School trip to Roman Baths
The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council.
The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
The Roman Baths attracts over one million visitors a year – making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.
In 2011 the Roman Baths completed a £5.5 million redevelopment to bring the best of modern interpretation to the site, transform its accessibility and preserve it for the next 100 years. This is the first phase of an on-going programme of development that will take place over the next seven years.
School educational visit
The Roman Baths is a favourite for children and their teachers studying the Romans and Roman Britain.
Children can work with original Roman material in their dedicated Education Room.
Key Stages 1 & 2
Key Stage 1
A 1-hour activity session exploring Roman life. Try on togas, make a mosaic and handle real Roman objects.
Key Stage 2
This 60 minute activity session covers general aspects of Roman life. Handle Roman objects choosing from bathing, building and technology or cooking and food. Add two choices from Togas and Tunics, Write onor Marvellous Mosaics.
Meet the Romans (Years 3 and 4 only)
This 60 minute interactive session explores history, literacy, numeracy and art. It is an opportunity to touch real Roman objects, try the ‘counter’ challenge and ‘take a view’ on the past.
A public art trail featuring 100 individually decorated owl sculptures across the city www.minervasowls.org
KS1 & KS2 Roman Baths Teacher’s pack
Roman numeral trail
Use their Roman numerals trail as you visit the Roman Baths.