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“Very interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roman Baths Museum

Roman Baths Museum
Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ, England
44-1225-477785
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Ranked #2 of 69 Attractions in Bath
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I love this place, well worth the visit. We have been twice and would go again in the future. Beautiful in August when it's lit up with candles. The date are in their website.

Visited June 2013
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“A Nice Dip In A Pool Of Heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Roman Baths Museum gives the average tourist a strong understanding of Bath's origins as a leisurely retreat for the Romans. Inside the exhibits are well preserved and are a joy to behold, especially as the Baths themselves are still in working order, bubbles and all. There are talking headsets available for the language of each visitor with the numbers being clearly defined on each exhibit to get the right piece of commentary. This attraction marks the centre of Bath so is easy to find, but queues can be long and like many historical attractions maintenance work is common during the winter months. Thankfully the staff are very helpful and the route around the baths is clearly defined so you don't get lost (or fall in) during your visit. There are other marvels that the museum can offer, including roman mosaics and hypocausts. If you have a bit of spare change you might want to indulge in a meal at the restaurant next door. However, students get a good discount and if you're one of Bath's own admission is free.

Visited January 2014
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“Ancient Rome in Britain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Loved the ancient history here,great museum takes an hour or so to go through. It's a really beautiful spot around the ancient baths.

Visited May 2014
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“Get away from London”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Bath felt like a “get-away” for me today. The city of London is wonderful, but it is so busy all the time. Right now at 11:35 at night, the street is bustling outside my window. There’s people yelling and cars zooming by, usually honking, too. Bath was much slower. It was extremely crowded – full of tourist and locals all moving about from shop to shop. The Roman Baths were packed full with Asian tourist, everyone listening to the audio tour as we walk by ancient stone carvings.

Bath was more than the Roman Baths and the quirky shops surrounding it. Bath was the rolling green hills and the houses tucked away in them. The streets were calmer and the people were looking around in awe. Everyone seemed in less of a hurry today. The public transportation was not threatening me as I walked the streets like in London. I felt safe.

I was not surprised to find out that Bath is considered an upper-class haven. The hills of Southern England are peaceful and beautiful, yet the city of London is still accessible. The beachside town of Briton is only twenty miles away, which is where many people live that work in Bath. The buildings and houses in bath were mostly cream-colored stone, which is in contrast with colorful London, which is also dominated by brick. The cream stone had a lighter, airy feel. It helped that today had beautiful, sunny weather. After my scone and tea in the Pump Room with Mary, I enjoyed a nice stroll around Bath’s little shops. By the way, clotted cream is a godsend. I need to find me some more of that before I leave England.

Overall, Bath was a perfect get-away. With its slower moving streets and light-colored façade, Bath is a perfect place to escape the city and eat a lot of clotted cream.

Visited June 2013
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“Really interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

For somewhere that looks quite compact on the outside there is plenty to see inside and it is all very interesting and pitched at a good level. I would say go early in the day if you can. We went in the afternoon and some of the rooms inside were quite crowded as it was quite busy at that time.

Visited May 2014
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