Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre opens

16 Jun 2022

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The Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre ­– a new, state-of-the-art Learning Centre at the Roman Baths – will open on 16 June.

The Clore Learning Centre is part of the Archway Project, which also includes a brand-new Bath World Heritage Centre and a new Roman Gym at the Roman Baths.

The scheme brings a lease of life for a suite of historic spa buildings, providing spaces for education and engagement with the Roman City of Bath. The renovation unlocks the historic spaces by navigating changes in level between three different buildings and across a complex archaeological site. Its industrial character has been revealed, to sit alongside that of the Roman Baths as an important part of the City’s history.

Two generous learning spaces are recovered from the shells of the nineteenth-century fabric, and supported by the essential ancillary functions previously lacking: a spacious cloakroom, dedicated WCs, offices and a lunchroom.

Lindsey Braidley, Learning and Participation Manager at the Roman Baths, added: “Learning outside the classroom is an essential part of children’s education. Studies have shown that cultural trips significantly improve the health and wellbeing of students – something that, after successive lockdowns and reduced access to trips, is more essential than ever.”