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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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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
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you liked Fred Dibnah you will love this place it is an emporium of Victorian/Edwardian magnificence

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A lovely way to spend a few hours in Bath and at £5 (£4 concession) good value too. Not as big as most museums but a surprising amount in a small place. Not being from the area, we had not heard of the Bowler family or business but found their story fascinating.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Took my 2 parents in their 80's and my 2 children under 11 to this museum recently. Something there for everyone.The older generation enjoyed the history of Bath, and the children enjoyed the dressing up costumes and the art and craft drawing area. Even more relevant if you are actually from Bath and surrounding area. Working machinery area was also... More 

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