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.
Click here for more information about the bath-house site [2MB] and the Dicket Mead Villa that it was originally part of.
The baths are open to the public from January to November but closed throughout December.
As the site is open for limited hours please phone to discuss or email Mill Green Museum for more details regarding the bath-house.
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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Welwyn Roman Baths,
Travelling By Car
Leave the A1(M) at Junction 6.
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.
This page was last updated on 28/02/2014