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Address: Camden Works | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
Phone Number: +44-1225-318348
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Horndean
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum is housed in an attractive building. It's a wonderful small museum, with friendly staff, which takes the visitor back into a past where anything and everything metallic was of use and nothing thrown away. Fascinating history of J B Bowler's company with comprehensive handheld audio tours and well-displayed reconstructed workshops, office (where pieces of 19th century mail remains... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent reconstruction using the actual contents from the J B Bowler factory closed in 1969 after 100 years of trading in Bath. Other displays include Horstmann gallery with 1914 car. Knowledgeable staff.

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Northeast England
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37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited this place first thing in the morning (10:30 opening I think) I was like travelling back in a time machine. The gentleman on duty gave us a very detailed description of the museam and was full of interesting fact about the museum. It is only small but packed to the rafters with fascinating industrial tableaux using the real... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A delightful small museum small being the operative word, I spent more time in the café area working out how to work the coffee machine as there no staff on duty. Saying that the hot chocolate was yummy! The museum shop sold quality products’ at very, low prices wooden yoyos for 40 pence. The staff member on duty was fantastic,... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a steep walk from the centre of Bath, but it's worth the walk when you get there. As another reviewer said, it really is a 'time capsule.' The museum chronicles a small engineering company and fizzy drinks maker, J B Bower in mid 1800, that used to exist in Bath and was was moved before it was destroyed. Get... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited with a couple of friends as our respective wives were going to a fashion exhibition which did not interest us at all and this museum just happened to be nearby. We had a surprisingly interesting time, spent ages - in fact we were still there when it closed! The museum is based around a relocated old city center family... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We walked in off the street not knowing what to expect but found it very interesting. It is a museum in and old factory that shows how peopled worked during the industrial revolution. With a family of engineers this hit the spot. There are some things you may remember from you childhood or not but a good place to take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a nice little place to visit, it's amazing how much they saved before they demolished their old building. The place is packed with artifacts with some still able to be used, with the addition of the audio tour it makes this a nice place to visit with a charge of only £5 per adult On the downside there... More 

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