From the ‘pigs and lions’ team

The high profile, interactive sculpture trail will celebrate the Roman heritage of Bath, mark the 10th anniversary of the popular King Bladud’s Pigs sculpture trail and raise funds for four brilliant local charities.

WHY OWLS?

The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose symbol was an owl.  Minerva's owl of wisdom can be seen carved into the Temple pediment displayed at the Roman Baths Museum.

OWL TRAIL MAPS

The Owls of Bath trail maps will be available from outlets across Bath from Friday 22nd June, including the Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bath Aqua Glass by Bath Abbey and Waterstones in Milsom Street.  The map page of the website will go live by 22nd June.

OWLS OF BATH APP

The free Owls of Bath App will launch on Monday 25th June, with links available via the website, and QR codes to download the app on every Owl's plinth.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Most of the owls will be installed by Monday 25th, but there may be a few late-comers, so please check the website for the latest owl updates.  The website format will change shortly to give information about each owl and please check the latest owl news before you head out to visit the flock, should any not have landed yet or if they have to head back to the Nest for preening....

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“THAT’S OWL FOR NOW”
– BBC LAUNCH REPORT

We were delighted to be joined at our launch by the BBC’s aptly named reporter and presenter, Ali Vowles. Her main TV report was broadcast on BBC Points West in the evening, where she signed off in style as ‘Owly Vowles at the Roman Baths for BBC Points West’!

ITV news featured the forthcoming Owls of Bath trail on 6th June. See the News page of the website for details.

Flock to Bath this summer!

The Minerva’s Owls 2018 sculpture trail will be an exciting promotional opportunity for Bath, its businesses, artists and local attractions.

The free, inclusive public art sculpture trail is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Bath, bring colour and fun to the city's streets and raise much needed funds for local charities.

The beautifully decorated, super-sized owls and smaller owlets for schools will take up their perches across the World Heritage city and surrounding area from 25th June, where they will nest for nearly three months until they fly back to the Nest from 10th September 2018.

All 80+ owls will then be gathered together for the 'Hoot Farewell' auction preview festival in front of the Royal Crescent on 6/7th October, before the charity auction at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on 17th October.

 

Minerva's Owls of Bath App

The free Minerva's Owls of Bath App will go live on Monday 25th June.  Download the app from QR codes on each owl's plinth and follow the interactive map around Bath and beyond to wake up all the 'sleeping' owls on the trail.

As you approach each owl, information about it will pop up on your phone, including a fun question to answer. Whoever answers most owl questions correctly over the summer will win an super-luxury pampering and activity break in the World Heritage city!

 

Big Hoot App Prize

The Big Hoot Prize includes 2-nights in the boutique Abbey Hotel in the heart of the city; exclusive hire of the fabulous steaming Hot Bath with Prosecco package; cocktails and meals at some of Bath's top bars and restaurants; a Taste of Bath hamper and a night's dinner B&B at the 16th century Swan Hotel in nearby historic Bradford on Avon, with a round of golf for four at the award-winning Cumberwell Park - home to real Little Owls!

Getting creative

The owls have been decorated by talented artists, designers, schools and celebrities from across the region and beyond in a wide range of styles from street art to mosaic and interactive owls that light up at night!

100% of event profits will be donated to the new RUH Cancer Centre, Bath Young Carers, the Roman Baths Archway Project, and the UK Little Owl Project. The smaller owlets will be returned to their schools and charities to keep as a lasting legacy of the project.

Big Hoot Prize includes 2 nights B&B at the Abbey Hotel

 

Win exclusive hire of the 12th century Cross Bath with Prosecco 

A great hoot for for Summer 2018

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