Architecture and engineering under the spotlight at Bath World Heritage Day
Bath will celebrate the annual UNESCO World Heritage Day with a free event at Green Park Station on Thursday 18 April 2019, from 11am to 3pm. We look forward to seeing you at the Bath Preservation stand – do pop over and say hello!
Visitors of all ages will be able to take part in activities exploring the city’s exceptional architectural and engineering achievements: past, present and future. There will be themed talks, guided walks, hands-on activities, displays and a chance to meet costumed characters from Bath’s past.
Highlights of the day will include:
Historical characters that helped shape the World Heritage city will be in attendance: 18th-century architect John Wood; a Georgian builder; and Major Charles Davis, the Victorian city surveyor and architect who was instrumental in the excavation of the Roman Baths.
Local residents will be able to find out more about the history of where they live and add their home to a giant map of Bath.
As well as celebrating Bath’s past, World Heritage Day will look to the future, with a chance to hear the latest updates from major heritage projects in the city, including the Archway Project (www.romanbaths.co.uk/archway) which is due to open a World Heritage Visitor Centre and Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre in 2020.
For more details please visit www.bathworldheritage.org.uk/events.