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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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Fascinating little museum

This is a small museum but well worth an hour or so. Pride of place is the fascinating scale model of Bath itself, but there are also interesting and well presented exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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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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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting Bath if ever you've wondered who designed the elegant Circus and Royal Crescent, or why the fronts of the houses are all one classical style whilst their rear elevations are a jumbled hotch-potch or how their interiors were planned & laid out, then this is the place to find the answers . This is compact museum in a former... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a small museum but well worth an hour or so. Pride of place is the fascinating scale model of Bath itself, but there are also interesting and well presented exhibits about the construction of Bath. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The only irritant were two video presentations, interesting in themselves but on a continuous loop so they... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After living in Bath all our lives we have never been here before. Quite interesting to wander around for an hour or so looking at how Bath was built and the techniques used. The illuminated map is quite good, but could do with some more lights on specific areas and a guide to where places are on the map itself.... More 

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum is housed in an old chapel built by the Countess of Huntingdon. There is an interesting room showing how she lived her life. The actual exhibition is not big but for anyone interested in how Bath was built it is well worth a visit. I was there about an hour mainly because I spent a long time viewing... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This museum only opens from 2-5pm daily with the exception of when there are events taking place. It has lot of information to absorb so best to allow more than 1 hour because mainly you'll be reading apart from one video that had speakers the rest of the videos was just demonstrating. It wouldn't suit people who can't be bothered... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not for the very young, but anyone interested in building and construction should visit and as others have said the Rosalind Hudson model buildings are superb. Worth a visit especially on a wet, windy or cold day.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum is housed in the Countess of Huntingdon's chapel - a very interesting woman in her own right. The museum gives a detailed insight into the various crafts and techniques employed in building Bath. There are some videos however most of the collection consists of beautifully built models and information. We went late in the afternoon so only had... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very interesting collection showcasing the history of Bath's architecture. The museum houses a collection of wooden architectural models of famous Bath buildings created by Rosalind Hudson, former British codebreaker. These models are awe-inspiring in their detail, and were my favourite part of the collection.

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