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Events

World Heritage Day stays digital

Sunday 18th April is UNESCO World Heritage Day. This year we are staying safe by staying online again.  We are still celebrating Bath's world-renowned history and architecture.  We are delighted that our heritage partners and colleagues across the city will be highlighting some of the important conservation work that has been undertaken over the last year, in spite of the pandemic.  Visit our World Heritage Day page and look out for the projects using the hashtags #ConservationThroughCovid and #WorldHeritageDay2021 to find out more.  We are very pleased that work has continued on the new World Heritage Centre, due to open later this year in York Street. We can't wait to open the doors to local residents and visitors to bring Bath's world heritage to a wider audience.  You will be able to discover more about the reasons why Bath is a World Heritage Site.  If you can't wait until then, you can find out more about Bath's hot springs, Roman remains, Georgian architecture, 18th century town planning, green setting and Georgian spa culture and have some fun with our digital jigsaws.

Heritage Events

A programme of family events, adult learning opportunities and community events is planned every year by the Bath and North East Somerset Heritage Services team. Things are a bit different at the moment, but some events are taking place online instead.  Details can be found on the individual 'What's On' pages and social media feeds for the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery and Bath Record Office and may also be listed on the Heritage Events web page.  Look out for new exhibitions when sites re-open in May 2021.

Museums Week

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). Lots of individual museums and attractions in the district will organise displays, screenings and special trails for the half term week. Keep an eye on individual museum websites and social media posts for details of activities.

Heritage Open Days

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.  From July each year you can search the national Heritage Open Days website to find local places open 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.