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Welwyn Roman Baths

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Address: Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
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+44 1707 357850
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Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a visit to Welwyn...

Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths. You can't take a hot bath any more - the boiler went out about 1,800 years ago when the Romans left! But you can see some fascinating remains which have survived from their time. Learn about how the Romans liked to relax with an elegant culture of bathing, and admire their creativity and style. The bath house remains are a scheduled ancient monument and were once part of a fine villa. The layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably well preserved. The baths are ingeniously preserved in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. You can find out how this vault was built. Also on display are archaeological finds from the Welwyn area and an exhibition devoted to the history of the site, which was uncovered during the 1960s and 70s by the Welwyn Archaeological Society. Welwyn Roman Baths are open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and 7 Days a week during Hertfordshire School Holidays 2-5pm PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED THROUGHOUT DECEMBER.

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There's a lot going on under the A1.

We spent a great hour or two in the steps of our Roman ancestors at this historic site It's highly educational and informative and well worth a visit. Just a couple f minutes from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matsudana
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great hour or two in the steps of our Roman ancestors at this historic site It's highly educational and informative and well worth a visit. Just a couple f minutes from the motorway which runs over the top.

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Windsor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is by and far away one of the best exhibits I have ever been to. Whilst being small, they have made the most of the space they have and really made the place and time come alive. There is something for all ages. We played the roman game with the stones. I was fascinated by the herb information. The... More 

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Thank ladawncp
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Bath is a very beautiful place to visit. The architecture is very well made. The museum is good to place to visit for tourist which has ancient history attached to it

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Thank _maqsudasham
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Tucked away under the A1(M) you'll find this little gem. I have driven past so many times and it's only taken me over 30 years to finally get there. It's worth visiting if you are local or passing by. I wouldn't suggest it as a day out unless incorporating with other activities. It is very interesting and well presented, we... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Really pleased we visited this museum. Quite unusual that it is under the A1 motorway! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and reasonably priced.

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Thank Lisa C
Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is an interesting Roman site with good activities for children. Would probably best suit those aged 8yrs and above.

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Thank Daisy22008
London, United Kingdom
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117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

have been meaning to visit this small museum for some time.today was a perfect day to go(perfect cold weather activity!)very interesting place,the curator was very imformative.great way to spend an hour.great for kids.

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Thank hilary d
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's small yet interesting to see how people used to live. Things for children to do. Just interesting and glad I went even if it was short.

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Thank Flowerpowerme
yorkshire
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Every time I return 'home' to Welwyn I try to pop in - great memories and always interesting. Really good for a family (educational) day out too.

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Thank andrewjetjockey
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great site "hidden" beneath the A1(M). Well presented and full of interesting information. Plenty of stuff for the children to investigate and keep their interest. Free entry for under 16's so great value. Very pleasant people on site. Good parking and toilets on site

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