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No. 1 Royal Crescent

BA1 2LR, Bath BA1 2LR, England
01225 428126
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Ranked #11 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically dressed rooms, an exhibition... more » Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically dressed rooms, an exhibition gallery, an information room and delightful gift shop. The house provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous facade and see what life was like for the wealthy residents and their servants in the 18th century. « less
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great for the history geek like me. It was nice to see inside one of those famous houses. There was a guide in each room ready to answer any questions. the exhibition in the portrait gallery was also eyeopening.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This beautiful house was very interesting . There were guides in each room as well as written literature describing the furniture and purpose of the room There was also an interesting exhibit on savory women

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xxx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is more like an optional pick when visiting Bath especially when - staying for more than 1 day and to kill time and/or - raining (chances are it will rain when you visit). Yes, it was raining heavily while we visited and it was nice to be inside, especially new-ish buiding (with gift shop, intro video and restroom... More

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Woodford Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

An opportunity to immerse oneself in the original atmosphere of the Georgian age. Informative friendly guides who brought the property to life

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One of the largest and grandest of 18th-century Bath's elegant terraced houses, No.1 Royal Cresent has now been extensively refurbished by Bath Preservation Trust to give a feeling of what such houses were originally like when occupied by members of Bath's more elite society. Contemporary furnishings, paintings and decoration have been carefully researched, to give authenticity; there are some gems... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Helpful guides in each room, explaining the use and history of the house and rooms. Double check how many people are in the house before going in as there isn't much room to move around if you are in a crow Well worth the visit.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved walking around this beautiful house. The guides were very informative and loved sharing their knowledge. Lots of beautiful things to see and the new carpets were lovely!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stumbled across this after walking along Royal Crescent, encouraged to visit by a lady in costume by the front door. A well presented museum displaying the house as it would have been in Jane Austen's day, when rented by a wealthy gentleman. The guides in each room were knowledgeable and eager to share the history of the house, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit. The guides were a particular highlight, very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the house.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The only downside is not original furnishing/paintings (these are almost all loaned by various other museums). It does a great job with extensive info & exhibits about Georgian life, up to the attic & down to the kitchen & cellar. You go up the main stairs & down the steep/narrow servants' back stairs (& appreciate how hard their daily work... More

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