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SAT 26 JUL

FREE

"Coinservation" of the Beau Street Hoard

Roman Baths, Bath

Run by: Roman Baths

Conservation past present and future. Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2014.

clock18:00–21:00

Suitable for 14+

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Handle some Roman coins from the Beau Street Hoard of 17,577 coins which were excavated very close to the Roman Baths.

Join our conservation experts to find out more about their detailed examination of the coins and how they conserve archaeological objects. Find out about conservation techniques from the past and how we are conserving objects now for the future.

Families will enjoy a coin-making activity and exploring the torch-lit Roman Baths.

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Roman Baths

Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ

About this location

Bath was founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key role throughout its history. Lying in Show more… the heart of the city the Roman Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.

1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods but we now know that the water source, which comes from the King's Spring, fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.

Visit The Great Bath, the magnificent epicentre to the complex and walk on the ancient cobbled pathways as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. The Great Bath that lies below street level can also be viewed from the Terrace, which is adorned with statues and shadowed by the great Abbey. Other chambers to explore include the remains of the ancient heated rooms and changing rooms as well as tepid and plunge pools.

Be sure to pick up an audio guide and listen to fascinating commentary as you slowly make your way around the site. These are available in 8 different languages, with special guides for children. A special English speaking audio guide narrated by Bill Bryson is also available and offers witty thoughts and observations on all things Roman.
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Bath was founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key role throughout its history. Lying in the heart of the city the Roman Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.

1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods but we now know that the water source, which comes from the King's Spring, fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.

Visit The Great Bath, the magnificent epicentre to the complex and walk on the ancient cobbled pathways as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. The Great Bath that lies below street level can also be viewed from the Terrace, which is adorned with statues and shadowed by the great Abbey. Other chambers to explore include the remains of the ancient heated rooms and changing rooms as well as tepid and plunge pools.

Be sure to pick up an audio guide and listen to fascinating commentary as you slowly make your way around the site. These are available in 8 different languages, with special guides for children. A special English speaking audio guide narrated by Bill Bryson is also available and offers witty thoughts and observations on all things Roman.

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This activity is organised and run by Roman Baths.

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