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World Heritage Day

21 April @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

World Heritage Day

Celebrate Bath’s landscape setting with free exciting activities for all! Bath is a rare double-inscribed UNESCO World Heritage site, one for the beautiful Georgian Architecture and the other as a Great Spa Town of Europe. The city will be celebrating World Heritage Day on 21st April with various historic locations and museums.

Displays and Activities (Banqueting Room)

OrganisationActivities
Adelard GroupFind out about Adelard – Britain’s first scientist. See a film, chat to people and discover more about this amazing scientist from Bath.
BathscapeJoin Bathscape and friends for nature-based activities.
Find out more about Bathscape
Bath Abbey‘A constant presence in a changing city’. Bath Abbey has stood at the heart of the World Heritage site for over 1000 years. Their research volunteers will tell you about the part that skill, ambition, loyalty and chance played in its success through the centuries.
Find out more about Bath Abbey
Bath Medical MuseumBath’s geological history has created a series of land form that has left us with a landscape that is both beautiful and unique. The ‘springs’ hot and cold have been exploited to build a medical and tourist industry. Have fun with a hands-on activity.
Find out more about the Bath Medical Museum
Bath Preservation Trust Meet the team at Beckford’s Tower and find out about how the Tower sits within its landscape setting. Have a go at decorating a pebble that you can take with you as you discover Bath’s amazing scenery.
Find out more about Beckford’s Tower
Bath Record Office See some well-known and some unusual views of Bath in its landscape setting from the archives. Ask the team your burning questions about the history of Bath & North East Somerset.
Find out more about the Bath Record Office
Cleveland PoolsFind out what is in store this summer for the restored Bath Lido.
Find out more about the Cleveland Pools
Museum of Bath at WorkFind out how the museum tells the story of Bath through 12 local history alphabets and try to make a local alphabet where you live, using the A-to-Z questionnaires.
Find out more about the Museum of Bath at Work
National TrustFind out about the exciting projects and properties in Bath – Assembly Rooms, the green corridor project with Bathampton Meadows, the restoration at Prior Park and the priority habitats of Bath Skyline. Make a badge to take home!
Find out more about the National Trust properties
Roman BathsHandle original archaeological objects from the Roman Baths collection and see how the landscape has influenced centuries of life in and around Bath.
Find out more about the Roman Baths
Heritage Learning TeamCreate a landscape collage using a ‘torn paper’ technique!
Victoria Art GalleryMaking a modern Bath, discover past and present changing views of the city with artworks from the collection.
Find out more about Victoria Art Gallery
World Heritage CentreMeet some of the team, pick up a map, download the free app and head out the explore what makes Bath a World Heritage Site.
Find out more about the World Heritage Centre

Talks programme (Aix-en-Provence Room)

Guided Walks

The Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides will lead 50-minute guided tours to see the landscape setting, celebrating Bath’s amazing scenery. Setting out from the Guildhall, the tours start at 11.30am, leave regularly and the last tour will be at 2.30pm. Included is a visit to the Abbey plant room, normally closed to the public, to explore its innovative new eco-heating system, powered by the hot waste water from the Hot Spring. Join a tour on arrival or sign-up for a later slot at the Guides’ stand in the Banqueting Room. Suitable for all ages.

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