Archway Project tours announced

The Roman Baths has announced fascinating new tours to take visitors behind the scenes of the largest archaeological excavations at the Roman Baths for more than 30 years.

The 20-minute tours will run at regular intervals throughout February and will give visitors access to the excavations taking place in vaults which are not normally open to the public.

The work is taking place as part of the Archway Project, which will create a new Clore Learning Centre for the Roman Baths.

For information on the tours, see

About the Archway Project

The Roman Baths is part-way through a major scheme – The Archway Project – to open up new areas of the site to visitors and to expand into buildings on the other side of York Street in Bath. As part of this project, BACAS is assisting with the excavations and interpretation of the archaeology of the site. BACAS is a partner of The Roman Baths on the archaeological component of the project and will work alongside the selected archaeological contractors, Cotswold Archaeology. The majority of the funding for the project has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund; however, substantial funding has also been provided by Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council, The Clore-Duffield Foundation and The Garfield Weston Foundation, and fund-raising continues.