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No. 1 Royal Crescent

BA1 2LR, Bath BA1 2LR, England
01225 428126
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Ranked #11 of 93 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this experience. a well set-up Georgian home in a genuine location and the informed volunteer guides make it a worthwhile experience

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We visited with three elderly and not very mobile family members and were led through the main rooms with care and had so much explained to us and all our questions answered. The information on accessibility was very thorough so we chose to limit our visit, also kept short because we had a tea booking to get to. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Clever! Clever! Clever! Such an outstanding building with so much architecture, it is well worth a visit.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What an elegant and fascinating house it is. The guides are wonderful and transport you back into Georgian times, conjuring up the atmosphere of a well to-do family living here and the hard life their servants had in looking after them and the grand house. There are historical reproductions of wallpapers and carpets which wouldn't look amiss in anyone's house... More

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Janey A, Manager at No. 1 Royal Crescent, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review! It always means the world when our volunteer guides are praised and we always pass this on. I hope you found time to pop upstairs to the Brownsword Gallery and see our exhibition 'Portrait of a Lady? Ruin and Reputation in the C18th' as it is quite saucy and scandalous, proving that what... More

Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

One place you must visit in Bath very impressive architecture with a British flavour. Easy access and not far from the city centre, there is a small entrance fee to the museum on the right, but just impressive to stand in front and just capture a picture.

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum which is brought to life by the interesting staff. All were welcoming and enjoyed explaining the history of the beautiful rooms. We were particularly interested in learning the origins of many of our common sayings such as "sleep tight". (You'll have to visit to find out what it means!)

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Uckfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very informative visit with lots of insight into Georgian living, made all the more relevant by being on the spot. Good displays, great guides, nicely laid out with just enough info to keep you interested without serious overload. I'd imagine it could get quite busy - we arrived at opening time - which might detract from the experience, although they... More

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Abbotsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I would not have wanted to be any kind of servant but the rich lived quite well! The house is beautifully preserved and restored. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. Time well spent! But it did leave us thankful for modern plumbing!!

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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I found this house well worthwhile visiting, not only was it cleverly laid out, but I learned loads I didn't know before about Georgian customs and Bath in it's heyday. Loads of info and some excellent and knowledgable guides - the butler in the dining room was fantastic, I could have listened to him for hours! They also had on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A fabulous visit where the volunteers who stand in each room are very knowledgeable and provide lots of giggles with their stories of how people behaved in those days. A beautiful house with every detail covered. A very informative and enlightening visit.

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