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Museum of Bath at Work

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Address: Camden Works | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
Phone Number: +44-1225-318348
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A magpie of a family business

This is a lovingly curated exhibition of a family business. Making everything from machine parts to fizzy drinks this is a wonderfull view of a small family business. Workshops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Berkshire, England

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Berkshire, England
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a lovingly curated exhibition of a family business. Making everything from machine parts to fizzy drinks this is a wonderfull view of a small family business. Workshops are filled with all manner of machines and tools but i loved the small office spaces from which the business was run. a shorteasy walk from Assembly rooms this is well... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A very interesting museum. Not being a local, the museum staff patiently explained the history of the building to me. I almost had the place to myself to explore

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First of all, the building is a super-rare surviving Royal Tennis Court built in 1777-- Royal Tennis is different from modern tennis in ways you'll have to visit the museum to learn about. It is now the home to the reconstructed contents of a former renaissance man industrialist that owned a machine factory and soft drink maker among other talents.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fascinating museum which shows the unglamorous side of Bath: the real people who worked to make the beautiful city function. Specifically, a set of (amazingly cluttered) interiors from the Bowler family brass foundry and mineral water factory, with lots of tools, widgets and ingenious contraptions (some of them still in working order). But also information on stonemasonry, and the villages... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Museum has clearly been put together with a lot of love & commitment and preserves a great deal of fascinating material gleaned from a variety of now closed Bath craft & trade businesses. As a record of their nature & a glimpse into past lifestyles, it is excellent value for money. My only quibble is that (presumably to raise... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum is a recreation of the working factory owned by J.B. Bowler, an engineering workshop and Victorian Fizzy Pop factory. The original building was demolished, but 1,000s of pictures were taken and the machines, offices and documents the archived. Once a new home for the artefacts was found, the workshops, offices and machine processes were recreated giving an authentic... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was very small museum but jammed with history of the Bowler Family which could have been lost but happy it was saved. The lady on reception greeted us and gave us lots of information, she was lovely and helpful. I even learnt about the desert boot invented by a member of the Clark Family (exhibition of the history is... More 

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Ledbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The name put me off somewhat but how glad I was to have visited this fascinating museum. It is not in the city centre and a bit of a climb up the hill, but keep going. There is so much to see - a reconstruction of engineering works run by JB Bowler fills a large section of the museum. Apparently... More 

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Horndean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We spent a very interesting couple of hours at this museum. The main exhibition is The Bowler Collection, a fascinating insight into industry in Bath in 18 and 19th Century. Also there are two smaller exhibitions about Bath, worth seeing. Currently there is a Clarks exhibition about desert boots. It was a shame not many people visiting when we were... More 

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Weymouth, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great little museum tucked away from the main shopping area. Spent a couple of hours looking around learnt a little more about the industrial side of Bath.

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