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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!

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 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.

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 clcik here for more information about the Baths in French [213KB]

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Opening Times

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

  • Weekends and Bank Holidays 2 - 5pm, (or dusk if earlier)
  • Hertfordshire School Holidays 2-5pm (or dusk if earlier) except for the Christmas holidays when we are closed.

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 £2.50
  • 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 £10 *

For one adult for unlimited FREE entry to both Welwyn Roman Baths and Mill Green Mill and Museum for one year.  Please support us by buying this ticket.

* Excluding any special event days.

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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.  Access for Everyone provides more details.


Address

Welwyn Roman Baths,

Welwyn Bypass,

Hertfordshire,

AL6 9FG


Travelling By Car

Museum map 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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