(A brief at a glance list can be downloaded from the Welcome page)
AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BRITAIN, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD - 2 for 1 (lesser ticket price free). Open until 29th October, Tuesday-Sunday, 10.30am-5pm. Main collection open from 12pm. Special Christmas programme in November & December. Closed Mondays, except during August and Bank Holidays. Museum admission includes special exhibition: 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs. Café and shop open daily, café serving light lunches 12pm-2pm. Other refreshments served until 4.30pm. Free shuttle bus from City Centre, see timetable. www.americanmuseum.org
ASSEMBLY ROOMS CAFE, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH - 10% off refreshments - 01225 444477. Check for opening times as sometimes closed for private functions. www.searcys.co.uk
AVON VALLEY RAILWAY, Bath Road, Bitton, BS30 6HD – 2 for 1 (lowest price goes free). Valid on standard operating days with Timetables A, B & D only. Not valid on dining or Santa trains. Check website for further details. Tues 24-Thurs 26 and Sat 28 & Sun 29 October, Spooky Half Term Train Rides. Free train rides for children in fancy dress. 26, 27, 31 December & 1 January, Sherry & Mince Pie Specials. After the indulgence of Christmas, why not take the family for a relaxing trip and enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie. 0117 932 5538. www.avonvalleyrailway.org
BATH ABBEY TOWER TOURS - 2 for 1 entry. Tower Tours offer the chance to go behind the scenes and look at the Abbey from a very different perspective. Visit the ringing chamber and bell chamber, stand on top of the Abbey's vaulted ceiling, and even sit behind the clock face. On the roof you will have the best vantage point in Bath to enjoy spectacular views of our beautiful city and see right into the countryside. There are 212 steps to the top of the Tower, arranged in two spiral staircases with an opportunity to rest in between. the fully guided tour takes 45-50 minutes. 01225 422462. www.bathabbey.org.
BATH AQUA GLASS 105-107 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BW – 50% off admission – 01225 428146 - www.bathaquaglass.com
BATH BALLOONS – Enjoy a weekend flight for a midweek price. Classic voucher for Midweek am/pm voucher price. Please mention the Discovery Card at time of voucher booking, later upgrades will be charged. Full info on flights: www.bathballoons.co.uk/flight_options. 01225 466888 - www.bathballoons.co.uk.
BATH BOATING STATION, Forester Road, Bathwick, BA2 6QE - £1 off the price of an adult rowing, punting and canoeing; £2 off the price of an adult on Pulteney Cruisers motor boats. Open Easter until the end of September. 01225 312900. www.bathboating.co.uk
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET - Thurs 23 November-Sun 10 December. 2017 Bath Christmas Market looks set to be better than ever, with chalets added to Southgate Street, Union Street and Hot Bath Street and over 60 newcomers. Over 80% of stallholders are from Bath or the surrounding South West region and 99% of stallholders' products are either handmade by the chalet holder, handmade in Britain or handmade abroad under Fairtrade policies. 'The Lodge', an indoor seated venue, will be open once again for the duration of the Market. Also a full programme of family focused entertainment is planned with storytelling grottos at St Michael's Church in Walcot Street, Candlelit Carol Singing Evenings, Street Food and Artisan Markets in Kingsmead Square and Queen Square. 18 local charities have been invited to run a designated stall (Chalet number 190) for one day situated in Orange Grove. Mon-Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-8.30pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Discovery Card holders will once again be able to enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions across the Christmas Market. These discounts will be available from Monday to Friday direct from the market stalls for the duration of the Market. Link to discounts available in November. Residents Preview Evening, Wednesday 22 November, 5pm-7pm.
BATH CITY SIGHTSEEING (open top bus tour) – adult cardholders pay child rate. www.bathbuscompany.com
BATH PIZZA COMPANY, Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB - Fresh, local bespoke, The Bath Pizza Co isn't your average pizza place. Conceived through the idea of bringing the Bath Farmer's Market produce together on one plate, the sister company of the Green Park Brasserie works closely with its market neighbours to inspire and create fantastic wood fired pizza. Situated under the old Victorian railway station canopy, the lively atmosphere over the weekend's markets makes this a must do in Bath. 15% off food bill (drinks excluded). Not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Check out Instagram for mouth watering snaps! www.bathpizzaco.com
BATH POSTAL MUSEUM 27 Northgate Steet, Bath, BA1 1AJ – Free entry. The cardholder can bring with them up to two children on their card. Open Mon & Tues 11am-5pm, Wed & Sun Closed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 2pm-5pm. Two exhibitions: the popular story of the Royal mailcoach and the display of damage envelopes that have been actually delivered to their recipients, sometimes months later. 01225 460333 - www.bathpostalmuseum.co.uk
BATH PRIORY HOTEL, Weston Road, Bath, BA1 2XT - 10% off regular lunch menu prices (drinks excluded) and 10% off full Afternoon Tea. Valid Monday-Friday only (not Bank Holidays). Not available with any other offer - 01225 331922. 20% off full price treatments at The Bath Priory's Garden Spa (valid Mon-Thurs, cannot be combined with any other offer). Enjoy being pampered in the Garden Spa, find a quiet corner in the Drawing Room or relax by the open fire and of course dine with us enjoying the finest cuisine matched to excellent wines, if you have the time this is the perfect place to unwind. www.thebathpriory.co.uk
BATH RACECOURSE, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU - £2 off entrance tickets to the Grandstand enclosure only. New season starts on Friday 30 March 2018. www.bath-racecourse.co.uk
BATH RECITAL ARTISTS' TRUST - Sunday evening music in Bath's historic Pump Room. A wide range of popular classical chamber and orchestral music performed by exceptional young musicians. For full programme details and concert dates visit www.bathrecitals.org.uk or pick up a brochure from the Bath Box Office. Tickets at Bath Box Office or on the door from 7.30pm on the evening of each concert. £1 off ticket price. Quote DISCOVERY RECITALS OFFER if booking by phone on 01225 463362.
BATH TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE - free Bath Visitor Guide annual publication produced by Bath Tourism Plus - 0906 711 2000 - 50p/min. www.visitbath.co.uk
NEW OFFER - B-BaKERY, Pulteney Bridge: 10% off Afternoon Tea; 10% off individual bookings on board the Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (Grand Parade); 20% off private hire on the Afternoon Tea Bus tour for the Christmas season (until end of February); 10% off private hire of B-Bakery from 6pm onwards - fully licensed and an ideal spot for birthdays, hen parties, Christmas Party, Receptions.... www.bath.b-bakery.com
BECKFORD'S TOWER AND MUSEUM, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH. 50% discount. 01225 460705. Usual opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.30am-5pm. The Towers of Bath. Exploring the tall towers and soaring spires of the city and how they stand as landmarks to ambition, religion and escape. Download trail here. www.beckfordstower.org.uk
BIKE HIRE AT GREEN PARK BIKE STATION: Wide range of adult and children's bikes. Book in advance by telephone or email, or just "turn up and ride". Backpack included in price containing cycle map, helmet, lock, spare inner tube, tyre levers, pump and spanner. All bikes are NEW each year, fitted with mudguards and 21 or 24 gears in a wide range. Discovery Card holders get 10% off the rental price. 01225 920148. www.greenparkbikestation.info
BISHOP'S PALACE, WELLS. 10% off entry to the historic Bishop's Palace and its 14 acres of glorious gardens in the very heart of Wells. Winter opening 10am-4pm, Summer opening (27 March-29 October) 10am-6pm, last admission 30 mins before close. Partial/full site closures on some dates, check website for further details. www.bishopspalace.org.uk
COMPTOIR LIBANAIS, SouthGate - Lebanese canteen specialising in fresh and affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Bottle of house white or red wine with every two main meals (excluding wraps) from Sunday to Friday from 6pm. Please show a valid Discovery Card to redeem this offer. Not available with any other promotion. The management reserves the right to withdraw this offer at their discretion. 01225 800894. See website.
THE CLIFTON SAUSAGE, The Paragon - 20% off food, offer excludes existing special offers, special occasion menus and the month of December. Show your Discovery Card on arrival. 01225 433633. See website.
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE. On the Wiltshire/Somerset border and only 9 miles from Bath, stands this fortified mansion, occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family and today their intriguing, yet sometimes gruesome stories are told through graphic interpretation panels and a free audio tour. One free entry with one full paying adult. Until 31 March 2017, open Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. 1 April - 30 September, open 10am-6pm, inc BH. 1 - 31 October, open 10am-5pm. From 1 November, open 10am-4pm. Click here for more information.
FASHION MUSEUM, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH - free entry. Open January & February 10.30am-5pm, March-October 10.30am-6pm, November & December 10.30am-5pm (last entry 1hr before close). www.fashionmuseum.co.uk.
Behind the Scenes - The Historic Collection. Visitors can see a series of chronological display installations showcasing historic fashions from the museum collection and all arranged like the museum stores. Includes fashions for men and women from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. New exhbition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.
Family Drop-in Activities: All 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, included in admission price. Contact 01225 477789 for more details. Sun 17 December, Christmas Jumpers, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Create some Christmas jumper decorations for a special festive touch!
MUSEUMS WEEK: Tues 24, Thurs 26, Fri 27 October, Roaring 20s! Look at the 1920s fancy dress in our collection and make a colourful headdress.
HERSCHEL MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY, 19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL. 50% discount. Open weekdays 1pm - 5pm; weekends and Bank Holidays, 11am - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). The home of astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. See the workshop where he designed telescopes, and garden from which he discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Explore the universe in the Star Vault film show. Until 10 December, Jubilate, exhibition includes a selection of musical instruments which were popular throughout the 18th century, plus musical scores, cartoons, paintings and other material from the archives at Bath Public Library. www.herschelmuseum.org.uk
HOLBURNE MUSEUM, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB - £1 reduction for temporary exhibitions - 01225 388569. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun & BH 11am-5pm. Closed 24-26 December & 1 January. A beautiful and fascinating art collection in one of Bath's great buildings, a stunning extension with galleries and garden cafe opening onto the park behind. Free admission with a charge for temporary exhibitions. The Museum is 0.5 miles from the city centre, a 10 minute walk. Discovery Card holders can enjoy £1 discount on the exhibition admission charge. The Museum is fully accessible. Until 21 January 2018, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Exploring one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work of Georges Seurat, where colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the viewer. Until 25 February 2018, Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods. Exploring the ley lines hidden beneath the City of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons. Artist Michael Petry has created a newly commissioned glass ley line, to be shown alongside works exploring the mythical and mythological connections to the Holburne's collection and place, and his own place within it. www.holburne.org
JANE AUSTEN CENTRE , 40 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT – 10% discount on entry to card holders and 10% off purchases in the Regency Tea Room. Celebrating Bath's most famous resident. Until 29 October: open daily 9.45am-5.30pm; July & Aug: 9.30am-6pm; Nov-Mar: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9.45am-5.30pm. Last full entry to the Exhibition and Tea Room 1hr before closing time. Gift Shop remains open until the Centre closes. Closed 25 & 26 December & 1 January. 01225 443000 www.janeausten.co.uk.
KOMEDIA, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP - 10% off full ticket price to Komedia's flagship Saturday night comedy show Krater Comedy Club. Enjoy three top comics and a compere every Saturday night, plus eat delicious food served by Komedia's Soil Association Gold Standard award-winning restaurant. For the full Saturday Night Out experience, Krater Comedy Club ticket holders also gain FREE ENTRY (without the queue) to Bath's busiest and best club night, Motorcity! August line-up highlights include Zoe Lyons, Marlon Davis & Raymond and Mr Timpkins! Use code "Discovery" at checkout to get 10% off selected Krater tickets. Offer available on all Krater Comedy Club and Krater Christmas Party shows. Applies to Show Only tickets and Meal Deal tickets. Cardholders will be asked to show their Discovery Card on arrival. Age 18+. Discovery Card must be presented upon entry to the show. See website.
LE BISTROT PIERRE, 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED - Free carafe of house wine when two people dine from the pre-theatre menu Sunday (6pm-7pm), Monday to Thursday (5pm-6.45pm). Please show your Discovery Card. Offer available for up to two persons per card. Manager's discretion applies. 01225 321840. See website.
LITTLE THEATRE, St Michael's Place, Bath, BA1 1SG -Free small portion of popcorn or cup of tea/coffee on Sundays only to all Discovery Card holders. Card must be presented over the counter on the day. Cannot be used via the website or telephone. Not valid with any other offers. Information available from 01225 330817. See website for screening information.
MUSEUM OF BATH AT WORK, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH – £1 off all entries/categories. Open daily 10.30am-5pm until 31 October, then weekends only until 31 March. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed Bedroom Returns Home to Bath. A suite of furniture designed by the world famous architect and designer is coming home to Bath one hundred years after it first arrived. Designed for the family home of Bath businessman and engineer Sidney Horstmann, the bedroom suite will be re-created in the Museum as part of a special exhbition that will run this summer until September. 01225 318348. www.bath-at-work.org.uk
MUSEUM OF BATH ARCHITECTURE, Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, BA1 5NA. 50% discount. Until 26 November, open Tues-Fri, 2pm-5pm, weekends 10.30am-5pm. Discover the story behind Bath's elegant architecture via maps, models, films, cross-sections, tools and photographs. Famous Bath model of the Georgian City. It all makes sense after your visit! Exhibition: Past, Present, Future: Bath and the Smithsons. 200 years after the Royal Crescent was built, Alison and Peter Smithson, England's most influential post-war architects, looked to the historic city to inspire their modern designs. www.museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk.
MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART, 12 Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QJ – free entry – 01225 464640. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm, closed Mondays & BH. Closed Christmas to New Year. The only UK museum solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia, with collections representing more than 7,000 years of artistry and craftsmanship. 4 November - 22 April 2018, Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion. Explores the intricate accessories worn by Japanese men during the Edo period (1615-1868). The exhibition features netsuke and other objects chosen from the British Museum's collection, with more pieces added from the museum's collection to show the range and beauty of these objects and their excellent craftsmanship. Netsuke (pronounced net-ské) are intricately carved toggles that were worn by Japanese men during the Edo period. they were used to hang personal objects from a sash (obi) tied around a kimono, as these traditional robes had no pockets. Volunteers needed for Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion. Volunteers will help to invigilate this special exhibition, ensuring visitors have an enjoyable and stimulating visit. Volunteers will be encouraged to engage with visitors and help to inspire learning and to promote understanding of East Asian arts and cultures with visitors of all ages. An excellent opportunity to learn about this amazing form of Japanese art and help with the exhibition, training provided. Please call 01225 464640 or email email@example.com to register your interest. See link for more information. www.meaa.org.uk
NO. 1 ROYAL CRESCENT, BA1 2LR. 50% discount. 01225 428126. Open daily until 17 December, Mondays, 12pm-5.30pm, Tuesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5.30pm, (last entry 4.30pm). Step into the past and experience what life was like 240 years ago for Bath's rich and fashionable residents - and their servants. Dress up before you wander the 10 decorated rooms and corridors. Award-winning disability features. Exhibition: A View of the Crescent. Celebrating the Royal Crescent through the eyes of prominent artists and examining its role in the development of the city and in people. Until 19 November. www.no1royalcrescent.org.uk
NEW OFFER: NO. 15 GREAT PULTENEY, Pulteney Street. 15% off lunch and dinner in Cafe 15. Lunch served Sat 12pm-3pm. Dinner served Mon-Sat 7pm-9.30pm. Only valid for tables of 8 or under. 15% off Afternoon Tea, Mon-Sun 2pm-6.30pm. 15% off Spa treatments at Spa 15 (opening 3 November), Mon-Thurs. Discovery Card must be presented on the day. All subject to availability. www.no15greatpulteney.co.uk
PARADE GARDENS – free entry – 01225 477744.
PULTENEY PRINCESS, Scheduled boat trips to Bathampton Mill, 1 hour round trip. Just turn up at Pulteney Weir. See website for departure times. £2 off adult return fare - 07791 910650.
PUMP ROOM RESTAURANT – 10% off refreshments throughout the day – Searcys, 01225 444477. From noon onwards. www.searcys.co.uk
RADSTOCK MUSEUM, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP. 50p discount. Open February - November, Tues-Fri & Sun 2pm-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed on Mondays except BH Mondays 2pm-5pm. Closed December & January. Until 29 November, They Way We Lived Then. The History of Westfield: 1860-2017. The fifth in the museum’s series of Communities and Villages Exhibitions; the Westfield councillors and volunteers have pulled together the many threads in Westfield’s long history which stretches from the Romans in AD 49 (building of the Fosse Way), though the quiet years of the agricultural middle ages, to the explosion of the coal mining industry in the nineteenth century which in turn supported various minor industries, to today’s flourishing small businesses and entrepreneurships. www.radstockmuseum.co.uk.
RIVER ADVENTURES - River trips in Bath on the Lady Pamela, with soft top cockpit to enjoy the sunshine and a cosy real stove heated saloon for those cooler days. Trips start from £7 and private hire for up to 8 people. Departing from Broad Quay, next to Avon Street Car Park. 25% off whole booking. Book online and enter 'DISCOVERY' as coupon code. November offer: Until the end of November, Discovery Card holders can have 50% off, so a 25 minute return trip to Pulteney Bridge is £3.50 for an adult when booked online (quote Discovery). Also 50% off private hire. Our lunch trip to the Locksbrook Inn is just £10 (usually £20). Min 2 adults. Maximum private hire 2 hours. www.riveradventures.co.uk
ROMAN BATHS - free entry - Jan & Feb 9.30pm-6pm, Mar-16 Jun 9am-6pm, 17 Jun-31 Aug 9am-10pm, Sep-Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Dec 9.30am-6pm (last entry 1hr before close). www.romanbaths.co.uk
Above and Below Tours: Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, the tour will involve a number of steps and uneven walkways. Free with your Discovery Card. Wednesdays 25 October, 8, 22 November, 6, 13 December, 11am. Booking essential - 01225 477773.
Behind the Scenes Tours: Discover why and how we care for our collections. Handle fascinating objects perhaps from your local area and find out more about archaeology. Booking is essential - 01225 477779. Thurs 9 November, Fri 15 December, 2.30pm.
Family Drop-in Activities, All activities included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Sun 17 December, Hoot, Hoot for the New Year, 11am-3pm. Make a paper plate owl calendar inspired by Minerva's owl. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
MUSEUMS WEEK - Roman Baths: Sat 21-Sun 29 October, Crazy Characters, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Make a Roman actor's mask. Keynsham Library, Marvellous Mosaics, 10.30am-12pm. Make a mosaic tile, inspired by the Roman mosaic on display in the library.
ROMAN BATHS KITCHEN, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LY - 10% off refreshments (not valid in conjunction with any other offer). 10% off a Cocktail Masterclass with a valid Discovery Card. Choose from our range of specialist courses where you will be guided by our master bartender in the creation of 3 classic RBK cocktails, all set in your own private room. Masterclass £26 per person. Cocktails and Cupcakes: £34 per person. Cocktails & Canapes: £36 per person. Offer valid for bookings between July-October only. Deposit required to secure the booking. Available for groups of 10 or more only. Subject to availability. To book please contact Reservations on 01225 477877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.searcys.co.uk.
ROYAL HOTEL, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JP - 10% discount on a la carte menu in Brasserie Brunel, lunchtime from 12pm and evening service from 6pm and the 1846 bar (Brasserie menu only), 2pm - 6pm daily. www.royalhotelbath.co.uk
SALLY LUNN'S, 4 North Parade Passage, Bath, BA1 1NX - Free Museum entry. Showing periods from the house's past - early 1800s, mid 1700s and the late 1600s, taking Sally Lunn's ever closer to being the local treasure it should rightly be! 01225 425714. www.sallylunns.co.uk
SAN FRANCISCO FUDGE FACTORY, 6 Church Street, Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NL. 10% off any purchase with your Discovery Card. Not valid during November and December. 01225 425714 www.sanfranciscofudge.co.uk.
STONEBURY LEARNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - Send your kids on a forest adventure this summer holiday. Forest School is a weekly outdoor activity for families, giving children the chance to explore and learn about their natural environment in secluded woodland on the outskirts of Bristol (near Warmley). Practice fire lighting, play on the woodland obstacles, do crafts with natural objects, cook on the campfire, build dens, climb on obstacles, play games, explore the woods and make new friends! Discovery Card holders are entitled to 25% off school holiday club fees (normally £25) in Bath/Bristol - clubs run over Spring, Summer and half term holidays. Also valid for Summer Holidays, full and half day camps. 25% off your total booking. Prices start from just £18 for unaccompanied school children - siblings are half price! Mention your Discovery Card when emailing. Email email@example.com for further information.
THERMAE BATH SPA, Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ – Discovery Card holders can enjoy a significant price reduction in your visit to Thermae Bath Spa. Thermae Welcome, featuring a 2hr spa session with use of towel, robe and slippers, will be reduced for Discovery Card holders from £35 to £26 (Mon-Fri) and from £38 to £28 (Sat and Sun), giving full access to the thermal waters of the indoor Minerva Bath, a new Wellness Suite, the Springs Cafe Restaurant and the open-air rooftop pool with its wonderful views over Bath (children under 16 not permitted). The new Wellness Suite includes Roman and Georgian inspired steam rooms, an infrared sauna, an invigorating ice chamber and an Astral Relaxing Room. Enjoy also a 50% discount for a 1.5hr spa session in the Cross Bath. Open daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) from 9am until 9.30pm, pools and Wellness Suite close at 9pm. Enjoy the quieter times at the Spa mid-week rather than at weekends. The intimate, stand-alone Cross Bath can be hired out for exclusive use by a small group of family and friends (children under 12 not permitted). Tel: 01225 331234. Note: Thermae Bath Spa will be closed for planned maintenance from 8th-23rd January 2018 inclusive. www.thermaebathspa.com.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH SPORTS TRAINING VILLAGE, The Avenue, Claverton Down, BA2 7AY. Teambath are offering NO JOINING FEE on all memberships at the Sports Training Village with fully refurbished TeamBath Gym with extensive cardio and strength equipment, 35 exercise classes per week, 50 metre pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts with individually tailored memberships to suit. For more information visit www.teambath.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VICTORIA ART GALLERY, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT - Free entry to the permanent collection and temporary exhibition for Discovery Card holders. Free to under 21s. Open daily, 10.30am - 5pm including Bank Holidays, closed 25-26 December & 1 January.
Until 7 January 2018, Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper. A unique exhibition celebrating Howard Hodgkin’s connections with the Victoria Art Gallery exploring his love affair with India, which he visited for the first time in 1964 and featuring a range of Hodgkin’s Indian-themed works on paper including gouache paintings, editioned prints and hand-coloured impressions made over half a century. Until 7 January 2018, William Rose: The Devil Made the Cook. William Balthazar Rose’s vision, expressed in this series of extraordinary paintings inspired by the cook, delves into the world of the subconscious and mysterious. The artist, who is based in Bath, is known internationally; his patrons include Michel Roux, Jr. Most of his works will be on sale.
Twelve Month Exhibition Pass available with unlimited visits in 12 months for £10, would make an ideal gift - 01225 477233. www.victoriagal.org.uk
Lunchtime Exhibition Tours: Every Thursday, 19 October to 21 December, 12.30pm-1pm. Free. Check website for details.
Art on Mondays: Free talks for the partially sighted, 10am-11.30am. 23 October, Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper; 11 December, William Rose.
Art Store Tours: Join a curator and explore the permanent collection housed in our art stores. Free but book in advance on 01225 477232. Wednesdays 15 November, 13 December, 12pm-12.45pm.
Collection Highlight Tours: Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. Wednesdays 1 November, 6 December, 1pm-1.45pm. Free, no booking required.
Activities for Children: all activities 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, book on 01225 477233.
MUSEUMS WEEK: Until Sun 29 October, Explorer Trail, 10.30am-5pm. Explore the Gallery and its paintings. Find the clues in the family trail and meet some new faces and old friends in our displays. Thurs 26 Otober, Colour Explosion, 10.30am-12pm. Create pictures using a range of oil pastels and find out about complementary colours and how they work. Wed 25 October, Marvellous Masks, 10.30am-12pm. Create a mask of one of the characters in our paintings, using card, blue, pens and special papers. Sat 28 October, Potty About Pots, 10.30am-11.30am and 12pm-1pm. Explore our special display and create a pot using clay. Free but places limited. Book on 01225 477233.
WEST OF ENGLAND FALCONRY: Learn how to handle and fly falcons, hawks and owls on the beautiful Newton Park Estate. 20% off. Gift vouchers available. www.westofenglandfalconry.org.uk
Bath & North East Somerset Council's Heritage Services also runs a full programme of adult, children’s and family activities throughout the year, culminating in Museums Week during the autumn half-term. In Open Week, dozens of independent organisations join us in providing a programme of heritage-based activities for all ages, most of which are free. Your Resident's Discovery Card will be recognised as proof of residence at events during Open Week. Download the programme on the Welcome page.