Dedicated to the Celtic-Roman goddess Sulis Minerva, these ancient Roman baths are still fed by a sacred hot spring. The site museum displays excavations and artifacts from the baths and temple.

Rainbow at the Roman Baths (Bath, England)
A double rainbow appears over the Roman Baths on a stormy day. Bath, England. Holly Hayes
Location map of the Roman Baths, Bath, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of the Roman Baths, Bath, England. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249248
Listed Building ID
1394021 view listed building data
Article Title
Roman Baths
Dates
60-70 CE
Coordinates
51.3809414° N, 2.3596726° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
ST 75078 64717
Street Address
Abbey Churchyard
Visitability
open with limited hours and paid admission
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

ABBEY CHURCH YARD (South side)

Roman Baths Museum (Formerly Listed as: Roman Baths) 12/06/50

GV I

Roman bath, now museum. C1-C4, with a museum of 1889 and 1897 above. By John McKean Brydon, sculpture by G.A. Lawson. MATERIALS: Bath limestone ashlar with Roman tile roofs and asphalted and stone paved terraces. Rectangular Great Bath measures 25m by 12m by 1.5m deep. EXTERIOR: Stone bath with stepped sides, lined with lead sheets. This, and the surrounding column bases, date from C1. Round this is an open Tuscan colonnade, with half columns fronting square piers on the north side beneath the Concert Room (qv), and whole columns elsewhere. The colonnade is five by three bays, as was the Roman one, and is topped by a pierced parapet which carries life size statues by G.A. Lawson, of the Emperors and Generals especially connected with Britain (Julius Caesar, Claudius, Hadrian, Constantine the Great, Vespasian-Ostorius, Scapula, Suetonius, Agricola). A replacement statue of Julius Caesar was carved by Lawrence Tindall in 1989/90 following vandalism of the Lawson figure... read more

Page Info

Place ID
249248
Title
Roman Baths, Bath, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022