Local families are being invited to enjoy a week of fun activities based on the science behind the Roman Baths and its museum objects as part of British Science Week (10th-19th March 2017).
The week kicks off with Science Busking on Saturday 11th March, 2-5pm. From discovering Roman pottery found at the Baths to finding out how to test water temperature at the Great Bath, there will be a range of activities to take part in during the day.
Throughout the week (13th-17th March, 2-4pm), hands-on science events will be running with the chance to explore coins, mosaics and bones from the museum collection.
The week ends with Bath Taps into Science (18th March, 10am-4pm) a day of science investigations at Royal Victoria Park, by the bandstand, organised by the University of Bath.
Visitors will be able to find out how the Romans built arches, have a go at building one, and learn about the technology behind aqueducts.
Cllr Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “British Science Week at the Roman Baths is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and explore the science used by the Romans, with an array of activities for all ages. All events are free for local residents with a Discovery Card.”
No advance booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.