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Welwyn Roman Baths

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!

Roman Baths Entrance Tunnel
Roman Baths Entrance Tunnel
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. 
Welwyn Roman Baths
Welwyn Roman Baths
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 at its junction with the A1000 - just off the central roundabout of the Welwyn By-Pass.  You can find out how this vault was built.

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Welwyn Roman Baths
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.

pdf icon Click here for more information about the bath-house site [2MB]  and the Dicket Mead Villa that it was originally part of.

or pdf icon Click here for more information about the Baths in German [228KB]

or pdf icon Click here for more information about the Baths in French [213KB]

or pdf icon Click here for more information about the Baths in Polish [701KB]











Spring School Holiday Activities at Welwyn Roman Baths

Activities take place between 2pm and 4pm.  No booking required, however due to the drop in nature of these activities places are limited and are provided on a first come first served basis.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4+.  Activities cost £3 per child.

Monday 30 May

Gladiator Fridge Magnets

Create your own fierce gladiator magnet - to guard the contents of your fridge!

Wednesday 1 June

Gladiator Fridge Magnets

Create your own fierce gladiator magnet - to guard the contents of your fridge!

Friday 3 June

Gladiator Fridge Magnets

Create your own fierce gladiator magnet - to guard the contents of your fridge!

 


Roman Day at Welwyn Roman Baths

Sunday 26 June 11am - 4pm

roman day banner The Romans will arrive at Welwyn Roman Baths once again on Sunday 26 June 2016 as part of the Welwyn Festival Week 2016. 

They will be encamped at the back of Welwyn Roman Bath House on Sherrardswood School Field, ready for a fun packed family Roman day with Roman and Celtic re-enactment groups and Living History, including fighting gladiators, legionnaires and cavalry guaranteeing visitors a real flavour of Roman military and daily life! Food and refreshments, a whole host of children's craft activities, wacky Roman races, Roman talks and archaeological sandpit digs will also be available.  Click pdf icon here [1MB] for details.

Time travel through the tunnel leading into Welwyn's very own authentic Roman Bath House nestled beneath the A1(M) Motorway. Discover a whole host of creative children's activities and much more!

Main Entry and Car Parking via Sherrardswood School main gate: Sherrardswood School, Lockleys, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 0BJ

Pedestrian Access and Disabled Parking and Access via Welwyn Roman Baths car park: Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn Bypass, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9FG.  Click pdf icon here [951KB] for detailed map.

Entry Price: Adults £8, Children £4 (under 16 years), Family Ticket £20 (2 adults + 3 children). No concessions.

Tickets available on the Gate on Event Day, or in advance from Welwyn Roman Baths and Mill Green Museum.

For further information please call 01707 357 850 or email museum@welhat.gov.uk

Please also see our facebook page www.facebook.com/welwynromanbaths


Festival of Archaeology 2016

Sunday 24 July 2 - 4pm

A trio of activities for adults and children alike.

Children can try our free Little Diggers Activity and become an archaeologist for an afternoon, excavate a skeleton and discover amazing finds!  Make your very own roman pot out of clay, or an owl of Minerva pom pom.  Also meet real life archaeologists!

Standard entry to the Bath House £3.50 per adult, children free.  £3 per child for clay and pom pom activities.  No booking required, first-come first-served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Opening Times

The baths are open to the public from January to November but closed throughout December.

  • Weekends and Bank Holidays (includes Easter 25 - 28 March and Bank Holiday Mondays on 2 an 30 May).   2 - 5pm, (or dusk if earlier).  Last admission is at 4.30 pm.
  • Hertfordshire School Holidays 2 - 5pm (or dusk if earlier) except for the Christmas holidays when we are closed. 
  • The next school holiday opening is 28 May - 5 June.

As the site is open for limited hours please phone to discuss or email Mill Green Museum for more details regarding the bath-house.


Admission

  • Children under 16 FREE
  • Adults £3.50
  • Evening and group visits such as Schools, Cubs, Brownies, adult clubs and societies can easily be accommodated by appointment. Please email or phone to book first. We can open for your group or an evening visit by special arrangement - phone to discuss or email Mill Green Museum.

Annual Admission £20.00 *

For one adult for unlimited FREE entry to both Mill Green and Welwyn Roman Baths for twelve months.  Please support us by buying this ticket. A 50% discount is offered for a second adult living at the same address.

* Excluding any special event days.


Facilities

  • Car parking on site.
  • Visitor toilet facilities are available on site.
  • Picnic area.
  • Refreshments can be bought from nearby Welwyn Village.

Access for Everyone

We are committed to making our activities, premises and exhibitions accessible to everyone. Car parking includes a disabled bay, entrance is approximately 200 metres from car park on a level path.  All areas are fully accessible. Toilets have full access.   Access for Everyone provides more details.


Address

Welwyn Roman Baths,

Welwyn Bypass,

Hertfordshire,

AL6 9FG


Travelling By Car

Museum map
Museum map
The satnav code for the Roman Baths is AL6 9FG.

Leave the A1(M) at Junction 6.

  • If travelling from the South:
    • At the roundabout at the end of the slip road go forward (2nd exit)
    • Bear left
    • At the next roundabout turn right (3rd exit)
    • Welwyn Roman Baths are immediately on the left
  • If travelling from the North:
    • At the roundabout at the end of the slip road turn right (3rd exit) under the motorway
    • At the next roundabout go right around (3rd exit) to return on the same road
    • Welwyn Roman Baths are immediately on the left

Please note there are no significant buildings to be seen as the museum is underground.  There is parking on site.


Travelling By Train

The Roman Baths are situated 1.3 miles from Welwyn North Station.


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