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The Roman Bath Museum
Roman Baths Museum (Bath)
Member Name: Beth21
Roman Baths Museum (Bath)
Advantages: a great deal to see
Disadvantages: costly, not child friendly
I went to Bath this Sunday till Tuesday and I tried to get in as much culture as I can, and well what is a trip to Bath without visiting the Roman Baths.
The Roman Bath Museum is a museum built upon the remains of a Roman bath from hundreds of years ago. A great deal of the original structure is there for you to feel the magic of the Spa. A great compliment to your visit would be, in my opinion, to visit Therame Bath Spa afterwards so you can pretend to be a Roman.
I went to the Roman Bath Museum on a Monday afternoon at 330pm, very small queue, was waiting only 5 minutes or less. The visit cost £11.50 for an adult, which is a bit overpriced really, but for me personally I'd never visited previously so I didn't mind the cost, although for those who aren't interested its probably not worth it. If you do have any friends or family who are in residence in Bath, you may be able to get a pass from them so you can visit for free.
You get an audio guide, you can select to be spoken to by Bill Bryson if you wish. There is also a great language choice for those travelling from afar.
The audio guides were helpfull, but a bit longwinded at times. I didn't want a long lecture at everything I looked at. Not everything in the museum captivated my attention that much. However it was nice to have the option for extra information for those that are interested in all things Roman.
There was a lot to see in the museum. For young children I would not recommend, very easy to fall in the water and there are a lot of uneven surfaces. The museum would not be very wheel chair or push chair friendly.
There was a great deal of artifacts perfectly restored and displayed, you can touch most things to.
Was definately an interesting place to visit, a trip will take around 1-2 hours.
Don't drink the spa water at the end, tastes like hot warm mouldy water!
Summary: a nice place for adults
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