The Roman Baths is not a sterile archeological site. Rather, the museum has made a considerable effort to bring it to life. There are traditional models of what the site once looked like but also, as mentioned earlier, digital reconstructions. In addition, there has been innovative use of video such as projections of figures onto the ruins to show how people used various areas of the site such as the cold plunge pool. And visitors can interact with staff members who are dressed in Roman costumes and who take on the characters of real people who lived in Bath in ancient times.
In addition, there are exhibits of some of the artifacts that have been discovered at the site such as some of the 12,000 Roman coins that have been found.
The Roman Baths are open every day except December 25 and 26. During July and August, the site stays open until late in the evening.
There is an admission charge. A discount ticket allows visitors to see two other attractions operated by the Bath and Northeast Somerset Council - - the Bath Fashion Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery - - as well. Use of a comprehensive audioguide is included in the price of admission. It is available in several languages.
The Roman Baths has a shop as well as two restaurants - - the historic Pump Room and the more casual Roman Baths Kitchen.
Above: A model of the site in Roman times.
Below: An exhibit of Roman coins found at the site.
Cruise destination guide - England - Bath - Roman Baths - page three