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Building of Bath Collection

Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel | The Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA, England
01225 333895
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Ranked #28 of 87 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian... more » Owner description: This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters. Based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City. « less
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was greeted by two women who seemed very surprised to get a visitor. How did you hear about it, they asked, and seemed surprised when I said I'd seen it on the tourist map. It was an odd welcome - they seemed a bit put out to have a visitor. It was definitely worth a fiver and I'm glad... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I visited the museum at the end of October and found it quite interesting. You have to put in the effort to read all the information to get as much out of it as you can. It would be quite difficult to hold a child's attention. The large city model is fascinating. I would have liked more on the rebuilding... More

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The building of Bath collection gives you a good appreciation of the challenges of the craftsmen that built Bath. The model of Bath was the highlight, for me it gave a fantastic view of the layout of the city.

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North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband the engineer loved this museum. It describes the history of building/architecture, construction in Bath. I thought it was a little dull but I did watch the video. I don't think children would like this at all. I dragged my husband out of there after an hour and we went to the nearby Museum of fashion...much more to my... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I was in Bath for the Jane Austen Festival (Sept. 2013) and went on a number of walking tours where I learned just a tiny bit about how the city was constructed and some of the challenges the planners of Georgian Bath had to overcome. So I made a point of squeezing in a trip to the Building of Bath... More

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Katy, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Keep in mind that this place is of the most interest for those who like building, construction, renovation, and urban planning history. For me it was great! You get to see the evolution of the city of Bath, how the layout was planned, and then how all those gorgeous buildlings were constructed. I loved the latter exhibits that showed the... More

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Worcs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Can only echo what others say - Visit this early doors so you understand what Bath is all about and how it evolved! Only £5 admission per person (and if you visit 1 Royal Crescent too, you get a joint discount ticket) and the price for what you get is about right. We went on a Sunday afternoon when it... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This museum interestingly captures how the beautiful Georgian structures that comprise Bath came to be built. For example, house basements were built on grade, then the street filled in to meet the level of the entry doors above. The planning and layout of the city were fascinating, especially for their day. Agree with earlier comments to see this early in... More

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This museum is very suited for those interested in building techniques for the houses in Bath. Explains the construction as well as the reasons and materials used. Spend about an hour

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This little museum, situated in an unusual building itself (a chapel hidden behind a mansion), is exactly what you need to understand the Bath phenomenon. Everything is explained simply but with enough details available if you want to know a bit more. If you are in a hurry, just watching the10 min. video will tell you most of what you... More

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