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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum

Contact

The Proprietor

01225 477785

Address

Roman Baths,
Abbey Church Yard,
BATH,
Unitary Authority,
BA1 1LZ

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

Details

The Roman Baths is located at the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath. Here, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex on the site of Britain’s only hot spring, which still flows with naturally hot water.

Wander around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Sulis Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum, where you can find out more about those who lived and worked here.

Costumed characters bring to life the stories of past inhabitants: you might meet a Roman lady called Flavia, slave girl Apulia, stonemasons Sulinus and Brucetus, or a travelling merchant named Peregrinus.

Award-winning audioguides in 12 languages are included in the admission price. Visitors with hearing or visual impairments can explore the site using British Sign Language audioguides and tactile displays.

Enjoy coffee, lunch or afternoon tea with live music in the beautiful 18th-century Pump Room. Or head to the Roman Baths Kitchen, a bistro-style restaurant in an original Georgian townhouse.

Lifts are available and 90% of the site is accessible to wheelchair users. For full access information please visit www.romanbaths.co.uk/accessibility.

Notes
Parking: The Roman Baths is a city centre attraction and does not have any of its own parking. Information about disabled parking bays in the city is available on the council’s website: www.bathnes.gov.uk.

Facilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesPublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesAccepts groups

Guided tours for groups

Opening details

Please see website for further details.

Directions

See location of The Roman Baths on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 750647  Lat: 51.38111 Long: -2.36009

By Road:
Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath. For a day visit to Bath, we recommend Lansdown Park and Ride, clearly signposted from the A46/A420 junction at Cold Ashton.
Or follow the brown traffic signs saying 'Roman Baths' along the A46 and A4 to Bath and then the Roman helmet symbol to Charlotte Street car park.

By Public Transport:
Five minutes walk from Bath Spa Railway and Bus Station.
Five minutes walk from Coach Park in Avon Street

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Notes

Parking: the Roman Baths is a city centre attraction and does not have any of its own parking. However, a link to the Bath City map with disabled parking bays marked is available via the Roman Baths website www.romanbaths.co.uk Generally the main entrance door is open all the time we are open to the public. Although there is no automatic door at the entrance it is always manned by door staff Restaurant staff offer to read out the menu and explain the choices for any customers who would like extra help