BATH| The Archway Project

The project will deliver two new facilities:

  • A Learning Centre for the Roman Baths.
  • A World Heritage Centre for Bath.

The project will breathe new life into the former Victorian spa buildings in Swallow Street and 10 York Street close to the Roman Baths, putting them at the centre of the Roman Baths learning experience. Daytime visitors to the Roman Baths will be able to walk through spaces beneath York Street and see parts of the Roman Baths that have never before been open to regular public access.

The World Heritage Centre will be a place where residents and visitors alike can find out why Bath has been designated as a World Heritage Site (link is external). It will be a hub that inspires people to go out and explore the city’s unique heritage and landscape.

In October 2016, the Archway Project received a £ 3.4m National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Building work is set to start in autumn 2017, and the Roman Baths Learning Centre and World Heritage Centre are due to open in 2019. if you would like further information about the project, please download our Archway Project FAQs.