One of the Roman Baths’ unique selling points is that the visitor has the ability to actually walk around and over the original Roman remains. Many people have commented on how this gives them a very personal interaction with the site and the people who used the baths many years ago. But it poses a very big question for the professional: how do we ensure public access is not detrimental to the remains of the Roman structure?
|Recently reset piece of paving south east side of the Great Bath|
|Tools of the trade - pointing mix|
|Colour matching the pointing to blend in with the surrounding stones|
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Helen Harman – Collections Assistant