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Address: | The Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 333 895
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Description: This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath...
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.
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Interesting displays of how buildings made, eg plasterwork. Model of Bath. Displays about periods of history and development. Beware only open from 2.00pm! Friendly warm staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting displays of how buildings made, eg plasterwork. Model of Bath. Displays about periods of history and development. Beware only open from 2.00pm! Friendly warm staff, cool temperature. Nice architecture themed items in the shop. No cafe. (Bea's retro cafe nearby next to Fashion Museum.)

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good interactive museum - really interesting to see the development of Bath - very large model on Bath which took 10 years to bulid

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Interesting place to visti. See where the Romans relaxed and bathed. Lots of history to see. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I spent far longer than the recommended 1 hour.. we learnt so much. The model of bath was excellent for getting your bearings before exploring the rest of the city. We don't have small children but the lego table and dressing up area was a fantastic idea. And as the exhibition was in one big room (... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Museum of Bath Architecture takes you in-depth into the city's design history. There's an informative short video (about 10 minutes, I think) that provides a helpful introduction before you tackle the exhibits. You can learn about the stages of production of the beautiful moldings in Bath's townhouse interiors, view the tools used to make the sophisticated buildings, look at... More 

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Tucked away, I have hardly noticed this museum before despite living in the city for over a decade. It is interesting to see how the city developed and how the major Georgian terraces were built.

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Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place is packed full of information of how Bath developed and construction of different buildings. A great scale model of the city too. I learned a fair bit in here following which I was annoying my wife commenting on buildings after our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A little out of the way, but worth the effort. This museum--once a chapel belonging to the Countess of Huntingdon--traces the development of Bath as we see it today. Originally its development lay in the hands of John Wood in the 1700s. It describes the many crescents, ornate squares and many prestigious streets. Below you're feet there is more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Loved this museum. It is small but showed a lot about the architecture in Bath. There were little TV shows at each display which showed how the stones and wooden decorations were carved. Lots of information here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a brilliant find. It's not a large museum but it is jam-packed with information about the building of Bath and the crafts that have contributed to the creation of the unique architecture. My 12 year old was fascinated with the 5 minute video sequences showing craftsmen at work, and also with the amazing model of the city. We... More 

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