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#1 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums; Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums
Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.
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#2 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Museums
Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically... 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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#3 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum... more » Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States. Visitors learn about the Founding Fathers, the pioneers West, Native Americans and the Slavery issue which lead to the Civil War in the new interactive American Heritage Exhibition. This precedes a series of attractive period rooms dating from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War. These rooms set the scene on domestic life throughout the exciting settlement and independence years of America and are accessible via a lift for those who have difficultly with the manor house stairs. The museum has an outstanding quilt collection which allows us to alter the permanent textile display from time to time (40-50 quilts are on show each year) and an inspiring Folk Art gallery intrigues visitors with whirligigs, cigar store Indians, weathervanes and even a Mohawk ship figurehead! Main season Mid-March to November, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-5pm. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Christmas season Mid-November to Mid-December, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-4.30Pm. Closed Mondays. « less
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#4 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly transformed Museum, with Garden Cafe, is situated in... more » Owner description: With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly transformed Museum, with Garden Cafe, is situated in lovely grounds and is set to become Bath's must-see attraction. Open daily, admission free. 10am to 5pm (11am on Sundays) « less
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#5 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in the home of William Herschel and his sister, this museum is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels,... more » Owner description: Located in the home of William Herschel and his sister, this museum is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were noted astronomers and talented musicians during the 18th century. « less
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#6 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of... more » Owner description: This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of the area. « less
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#7 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: One of the finest collections of historic fashion in the world, this museum features more than 150 dressed, life-size figures... more » Owner description: One of the finest collections of historic fashion in the world, this museum features more than 150 dressed, life-size figures that reflect the changing clothing styles from the late 16th century to present day. « less
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#8 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The oldest house in Bath (c.1482) is also a multi award-winning air-conditioned eatery right in the centre of the oldest part of central Bath . Described as ‘delicious’ by The... more »

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#9 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System through exhibits and displays on the history of the Mail... more » Owner description: Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System through exhibits and displays on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways. « less
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#10 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums
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#11 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into... more » Owner description: This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters. Based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City. « less
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#12 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Museums
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#13 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully displayed in this Georgian house, which houses a... more » Owner description: The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully displayed in this Georgian house, which houses a collection of Oriental Art and Treasures dating from 5000 BC up to the present day. « less
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#14 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: History Museums; Museums; Specialty Shops

The Jane Austen Centre offers you a snapshot of life during Regency times and explores how living in this magnificent city affected Jane Austen’s life and writing.   Your visit... more »

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#15 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Museums
Owner description: Built in 1827 for the wealthy eccentric and write William Beckford, this tower served as his retreat and a storehouse for his... more » Owner description: Built in 1827 for the wealthy eccentric and write William Beckford, this tower served as his retreat and a storehouse for his rare art and book collections. « less
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#16 of 19 attractions in Bath
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: One of the largest galleries of contemporary art in Bath specializing in well-known British artists such as John Bellany,... more » Owner description: One of the largest galleries of contemporary art in Bath specializing in well-known British artists such as John Bellany, Nicola Bealing and Ray Richardson. « less
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Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Shops
Pick up a painting by a local contemporary artist from this well-known art gallery and shop.
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