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Address: Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 333 895
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Tue - Fri 2:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.


The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

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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From 2000 people to a lot more!

Very good information on how this city was transformed from a small walled town with only 2000 people to a city of a lot more inhabitants. Very educational on how the buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

If you're amongst those who love Bath thanks to its marvellous 18th and 19th century architecture, the Museum of Bath Architecture is definitely the place for you. The place, situated in an old deconsecrated church, explains clearly about the architectural styles that dominate Bath, their development and the main characters who shaped the city's growth and explains about different functions... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Buy the joint ticket with No1 Royal Cres. Not cheap but makes the basis of a good day out in Bath. The museum is rather dry, but for me the standout features were the architectural drawing of houses and sections, showing just how Georgian Bath was put out together.

Thank Robin042042
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Small but oh so well done. If you want to know how Bath was built you have to come here. Great value if you go for a combination ticket with one ( or several) of the Bath trust attractions. An hour here will reward you with information that will help you appreciate Baths wonderful buildings.

Thank Mick W
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very good information on how this city was transformed from a small walled town with only 2000 people to a city of a lot more inhabitants. Very educational on how the buildings were constructed. We went primarily because we wondered how the town came to look the way it does, different from other towns!

Thank SwinSwin
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Was our first stop in Bath, would highly recommend to come here before you visit the rest of the city especially if you want to be equipped with some basic knowledge of Bath, its history and its architecture in order to make the best of your visit. just 1 floor but had enough things to keep you interested for about... More 

Thank Jessica L
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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.)

Thank London_E14
Bath, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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

Thank mparr27
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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.

Thank goldylockx
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Frances S
Augusta, Georgia
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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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