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The Roman Baths, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.

The Roman Baths, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.
Mindful Art Activities
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Mindful Art Activities

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Have a go at mindful art activities inspired by collections at The Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery. Experiment with colour, line and mark-making. A range of activities suitable for primary, secondary and further education.
Caesar's Secrets - Can you break the code?
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Caesar's Secrets - Can you break the code?

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Use your code-breaking skills and the cipher to decode Caesar’s message. Learn about Caesar’s decision to invade Britain (Britannia), and why the statue of Caesar at the Roman Baths is not as old as the others.
Roman Weaving
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Roman Weaving

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Find out how Romans used weaving to create fabric. Have a go at weaving activities inspired by the Romans. Weave a paper plate rainbow, and create a woven owl inspired by the sacred owl of the Roman goddess Minerva.
Roman Britain Map Challenge
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Roman Britain Map Challenge

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Welcome to the Great Roman Britain Challenge! Have a go at our challenging puzzles to complete a map of Britain under Roman rule. The answers are included at the end of this resource.
Archaeology at The Roman Baths
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Archaeology at The Roman Baths

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Featuring original footage from the excavations that took place at the Roman Baths in 2018, join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the excavations and meet some of the archaeologists and volunteers that were involved. In this series of videos you will be able to find out more about geophysics, excavating, recording methods, community archaeology and finds, and see some of the exciting discoveries that were made! For further reading, the geophysical report is also included.
Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
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Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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There are two addresses associated with Mary Shelley in Bath. The first is 12 New Bond Street (adjoining the bottom of Milson Street), and though Mary used this address for much of her private correspondence, she also used 5 Abbey Churchyard and its associated reading room to begin writing. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations, lectures and learning in Bath inspired Shelleys’s novel Frankenstein.
Norman tile making activity
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Norman tile making activity

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An abbey was built in Keynsham in 1170. The Abbey could own and collect taxes from the surrounding settlements that now fell under its ownership. Keynsham Abbey was destroyed by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries 1536-1541. However , there are some beautiful items from the Abbey in the Roman Baths collection. Be inspired by the tiles to create your own versions.
Investigate a viking sword.
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Investigate a viking sword.

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The Romans Baths looks after objects and archaeology from the area so this means we have things from other time periods not just the Romans. One of our special things is a Viking sword. It was found buried outside the walls of Bath, but we don’t quite know how it got here. Have a go at writing your name in viking runes, and making a viking shield.
Roman Mystery Objects
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Roman Mystery Objects

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The Romans came to Bath nearly 2000 years ago, and they brought with them many strange customs and ideas, some of which we still have today. Staff at the Roman Baths look after these objects that the Romans left us, but sometimes it is difficult to work out what they are. An activity sheet including ‘mystery’ objects to prompt discussion. Answers can be found on the Roman Baths website.
Hound Mosaic Activity Sheet
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Hound Mosaic Activity Sheet

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Be inspired by a Roman cup that features a hunting related design. It was found on the site of a Roman villa at Combe Down near Bath. Have a go at making your own mosaic inspired by Roman design.
Charles Dickens in Bath - Pickwick Papers
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Charles Dickens in Bath - Pickwick Papers

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Originally written as a series of stories published weekly, The Pickwick Papers is Charles Dicken’s first publication and tells the exploits of a group of men as they travel by coach around England . It has a connection to Bath, and mentions a number of locations and leisure pursuits. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations and past-times in Bath inspired Dicken’s writing.
Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
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Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

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There are two addresses associated with Mary Shelley in Bath. The first is 12 New Bond Street (adjoining the bottom of Milson Street), and though Mary used this address for much of her private correspondence, she also used 5 Abbey Churchyard and its associated reading room to begin writing. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations, lectures and learning in Bath inspired Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
Roman Numerals Trail
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Roman Numerals Trail

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Use our Roman numerals trail as you visit the Roman Baths. You can also complete some of the questions by taking the virtual tour on our website. This activity trail resource is suitable for KS1 and KS2.