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Address: Camden Works | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
Phone Number: +44-1225-318348
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A must for Bath's history

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom

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

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 132 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
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 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Camden Works | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
Phone Number: +44-1225-318348
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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