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World Heritage Day went digital!

Saturday 18th April is UNESCO World Heritage Day. Each year since 2009 we have held a big community event at which we promote the city’s World Heritage Site status, and celebrate being part of the wider World Heritage family.  This year was different. We were unable to welcome visitors to the event we had planned so Bath World Heritage Day went digital instead!  You can still celebrate with us by joining in with our special activities at home. We have art, craft and science activities themed around Bath's unique qualities. You can test your World Heritage knowledge with a range of quizzes, find out about conservation projects taking place in the city and download our World Heritage Site City Trail to add interest to your daily walk. Head to our Learning page now. We would love to see how you get on with our activities and see your creations. You can tweet us @BathWHS, contact us on Facebook or send us an email.

World Heritage Day - POSTPONED

It is with regret that Bath's World Heritage Day celebration, due take place at Bath College on Sunday 19 April, has been postponed due to the current health situation.  We hope to bring you this celebration of Bath as a centre for healing, health and wellbeing in Bath from the 1st to 21st century another time.  We were due to be joined by heritage and local organisations from across Bath to explore this theme at our free, community event.  If we are able to re-schedule the event details will appear on this page and will be shared via our social media accounts.  We would like to thank our many partners for their support and all of the effort they have already put in to plans for the day.  We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused, and hope to be able to offer our full programme at a later date.

Heritage Events, January to June 2020

Download the current Heritage Events leaflet to find out about family events, adult events and community events taking place in Bath and North East Somerset this year.  All forthcoming events and learning opportunities organised by the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery and Bath Record Office are also listed on the Heritage Events webpage.

Museums Week, 24 October - 1 November 2020

Every year during the Autumn half term holiday, museums and heritage sites in Bath and North East Somerset offer special events and free entry to local residents of all ages as part of Museums Week (formerly known as Heritage Open Week).  In 2020 events will take place from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November.  Details of events including workshops, screenings, trails, special exhibitions and dates for free entry will be listed in a Museums Week brochure and posted on the Museums Week website. 

Heritage Open Days, 11 - 20 September 2020

Every year in September many buildings and places of interest in Bath and the surrounding area take part in Heritage Open Days, the national 'open doors' festival.  During the event residents and visitors have opportunities to visit interesting places free of charge that are usually closed to the public or difficult to access.  A brochure listing local openings in 2020 can be picked up at local libraries, attractions and Council offices nearer the time.  From July 2020 you can also search the national Heritage Open Days website to find places to visit.

World Heritage Day has a different venue and theme each year...  

In 2019 we highlighted Bath's amazing architecture and exceptional engineering at Green Park Station - 2019 event report.

In 2018 the Romans invaded the Royal Crescent lawn - 2018 event report.

In 2017 we took over Bath's Parade Gardens to explore the 'Waters of Bath' - 2017 event report

In 2016 we celebrated the splendour of Georgian Society at the Assembly Rooms - 2016 event report.

In 2015 we highlighted Bath's green setting with a landscape-themed day at Prior Park Landscape Garden - 2015 event report.