Bath Museums


See our selection of the top museums in Bath below:



Photo of the Fashion Museum

Collection of contemporary and historical dress, including 18th, 19th and 20th-century menswear and womenswear, contemporary fashion, accessories, corsets, British fashion, Dress of the Year and collections worn by particular women. Audio guides are available, and the museum also boasts a large book and gift-shop and café.


Contact Details
Fashion Museum
Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street
Bath
BA1 2QH
01225 477789
fashion_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk

Cost
Prices range from Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms – Adults £7.25, Senior Citizens £6.50, Children (5-16) £5.25, Family (2+4) £20. Saver tickets to Fashion Museum and Roman Baths available.

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Photo of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Located on a quiet side-street, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is housed within a Georgian townhouse and is the place where famous astronomer and telescope-maker William Herschel lived and first discovered Uranus in 1781, using a telescope which he designed himself. Dedicated to William and his astronomer sister Caroline, the museum is spread over three floors of the house and also includes the garden. It showcases a variety of astronomical and musical artefacts, as well as a small cinema. Various lectures, solar observation, workshops, astronomical quizzes and local events are held at the museum through the year.


Contact Details
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street

Bath
BA1 2BL
01225 446 865
debbie-james@btconnect.com

Cost
Prices range from Adults £5, Students £3, Concessions £4.50, Children £2.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £12.00, Groups £4.50 per person. Registered disabled visitors £3 plus free audio guide

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Photo of the Bath Postal Museum

Bath Postal Museum was founded in 1979 and moved to its current building in 1984, in which the first-recorded posting of a Penny Black occurred in 1840. The building itself is a grade II listed building and the museum contains artefacts such as quills, ink wells, post boxes, stamp boxes, post corns, mail coaches, letter and postcards and it charts the history of the post from 2000BC to the present day. A history of the British postbox and replica Victorian post office are other notable features.


Contact Details
Bath Postal Museum
27 Northgate Street

Bath
BA1 1AJ
01225 460333
info@bathpostalmuseum.org

Cost
Prices range from

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Photo of the Bath's Original Theatre Royal and Masonic Museum

Although this building might not look like much from the outside, it has a 260-year history and was in fact the first Theatre Royal outside of the capital, before evolving into first a Catholic chapel and subsequently a Masonic Lodge which is still used today. One-hour guided tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at 11am or 2:30pm and on Saturday at 2:30pm, during which visitors can stand on the stage, see the original eighteen century scenery loft, visit the chapel, enter the vaults and view one of the grandest Masonic Halls in the country, together with a collection of fine Masonic artefacts. The Masonic temple also plays host to various exhibitions, conferences, dinners and performances throughout the year.


Contact Details
Bath's Original Theatre Royal and Masonic Museum
12 Old Orchard Street

Bath
BA1 1JU
01225 462233
enquiries@oldtheatreroyal.com

Cost
Prices range from Adult £6, Children (6-16) £3.50, Concessions £5, Family (2+2) £12

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Photo of the The Holbourne Museum

Formed by Thomas William Holbourne, born 1793, the collection at the Holbourne Museum includes porcelain, silver, Italian bronzes, portraits (including by Stubbs and Gainsborough), miniatures, landscapes (including by Turner), books, furniture, Roman glass, coins, enamels and gems. The museum is the official museum of the University of Bath.


Contact Details
The Holbourne Museum
Great Pulteney Street

Bath
BA2 4DB
01225 388588
holburne@bath.ac.uk

Cost
Prices range from Free

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Festival of Horse Eventing
(Sat 05th Aug, 2017)

This fabulous event takes place at Gatcombe Park, home of the Princess Royal and her family and incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships.


Bath Christmas Market
(Wed 22nd Nov, 2017)

Bath's unique outdoor Christmas Market for the very best of seasonal shopping, fine food, family fun and excellent entertainment enhanced by Bath's stylish and spectacular Christmas lights.


Bath Film Festival
(Wed 13th Dec, 2017)

The Bath Film Festival is a celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events taking place at a range of venues across Bath. These include the Little Theatre Cinema, The Rondo Theatre, Chapel Arts Centre, The Michael Tippet centre and the University Hall of Bath University.