From the ‘pigs and lions’ team

The public art sculpture trail will celebrate the Roman heritage of Bath and mark the 10th anniversary of the highly successful and fondly-remembered King Bladud’s Pigs sculpture trail. All profits from the event will be donated to local charities.


The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva, whose animal symbol was an owl. A stone owl can be seen on the Temple pediment displayed at the Roman Baths Museum.

The magnificent owl sculptures are now looking for sponsors and artists!

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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’!

A great promotional opportunity

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 will attract thousands of visitors to Bath, bring colour and fun to the city and delight residents and visitors of all ages.

The 100 full-size owls and smaller ‘owlets’ for schools will take up their perches across the World Heritage city and surrounding area from 25th June to 10th September 2018.

Getting creative

The owls will be decorated by talented artists, craftspeople, designers and celebrities from across the region and by local schoolchildren.

After nearly 3 months of public display, the owls will fly off to be preened in preparation for the ‘Hoot Goodbye’ weekend, when all 100+ owl sculptures will be gathered together in one giant ‘parliament’ for owls fans to say their final farewells.

The owl sculptures will then be auctioned, with all event profits donated to local charities, including the new RUH Cancer Centre, Bath Young Carers, the Roman Baths Archway Project, and the UK Little Owl Project.

A great hoot for for Summer 2018

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