Behind the scenes at the Roman Baths
Led by museum staff from the Roman Baths, the tours will take visitors deep into the bowels of the ancient site through the some of the underground stores that contain thousands of archaeological items from the local area dating back to the Stone Age.
Susan Fox, Collections Manager at the Roman Baths, said: “The Roman Baths’ stores contain literally thousands of fascinating objects that we simply don’t have room to display and we are all very excited about showing them to visitors for the first time.
“We have objects dating back to the Stone Age right up to the last century that were all found in the city of Bath and the surrounding areas including prehistoric implements, animal bones and Roman remains as well as pottery from the Mediterranean.
“And as a special treat for local people we will be asking them where they live when they book a place on one of the store tours and we will endeavour to find an artefact that relates to their local neighbourhood in Bath & North East Somerset.”
The first store tour takes place at the Roman Baths on Monday, February 21 from 9.30am-11am.
Future tours will take place on Monday, March 21 from 9.30am-11am, Tuesday, April 19 at 2pm-3.30pm and Monday, May 31 from 9.30am-11am.
The tours are free for residents of Bath & North East Somerset – who also benefit from free entry to the Roman Baths – and the usual admission charges apply to everyone else.
Booking is essential as it is anticipated that places on the store tours will be filled quickly. Please call 01225 477779 to book a place.