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Welwyn Roman Baths

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Address: Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
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441707357850
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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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Good place for children

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hertfordshire
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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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Thank Simon B
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

my son and his friend had been to the Roman Baths as part of their year 4 topic at school. Whilst there we were told about the activity days which were taking part during half term. It cost £3,50 per child and adults were free and the children were encouraged to make a mosaic tile out of clay. The craft... More 

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Thank Becky B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Free for under 16s.... worth about an hour or so visit lots to do for kids £3.50 for adults very interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whilst Welwyn Roman Baths are hidden 9 meters beneath the A1(M), junction 6, we never noticed the fact that masses of traffic was passing over our heads. For young children this is a 5* attraction, but for others if probably loses a star. It is not the best Roman bath remains that I have seen, but is well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fellow travellers, if by chance you find yourself on or near the A1(M) in Hertfordshire take a few minutes to exit at Junction 6 and visit an open secret. Go and find the archaeological gem beneath this busy road and learn about the art of bathing in Herts in Roman times. Small but perfectly dug out you can look down... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you haven't been - you should! Informative & interesting and wonderful activities for the family to do and educate yourselves at the same time.

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