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A new heritage attraction is opening in Bath this spring A new heritage attraction is opening in Bath this spring

The Bath World Heritage Centre will help visitors make the most of their visit to the historic UNESCO-listed city
05 April 2022

The city of bath has announced the launch of an all-new centre-piece heritage attraction due to be welcoming visitors by the end of spring.

The Bath World Heritage Centre will display the city’s incredible cultural offerings as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 2021, it has a second listing by UNESCO as one of Europe’s Greatest Spa Towns.

Expecting to attract around 100,000 visitors per year, the new centre will be situated in York Street, in the same location as the city’s Roman Baths. The popular heritage site has also opened its own heritage attraction in the past six months, the Roman Gym.

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The Roman Baths are already a top heritage attraction in the city (Shutterstock)

What can I see at the Bath World Heritage Site?

Bath World Heritage Centre will encourage people to engage with Bath’s culture and history by visiting the city’s top heritage attractions and also exploring some of the secret sites across the city.

“The World Heritage Centre will provide something we’ve never had before in the city: a central place for visitors and residents to find out about Bath’s special status as a World Heritage Site,” said Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member at Bath & North-East Somerset Council.

“It will inspire people to go out and discover the city’s heritage, from spotting hidden details in the Circus and Royal Crescent, to learning about the extravagant funfairs that took place in Sydney Gardens or finding out how Romans placed curses on their enemies. We can’t wait to open the doors to the public.”

Interactive exhibits and exciting displays will also be found at the centre, providing a fun-filled and inspiring day out in Bath. Free guides and walking trails will be available to help visitors make the most of the city, plus a new mobile app called ‘Bath World Heritage’ will offer fun features, GPS navigation, and can plan personalised itineraries. 

To find out more head to bathworldheritage.org.uk/worldheritagecentre

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