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Museum of Bath Architecture

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Address: Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 333 895
2:00 am - 5:00 am
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Tue - Fri 2:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.


The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

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.

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So you want to know how the buildings were designed, built, erected? Come on in - wonderful explanations, clear illustrations and I was left thinking modern builders should be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2016
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband loved this museum, and he understood all the construction information about carving stone or plastering, but I was bored, although intrigued by the private back room where the Countess of Huntingdon sat in the chapel (now the museum). The building itself is awkward for a museum, and awfully designed, at odds with the beautiful buildings it describes being... More 

Thank _susanpieters
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth an hour, especially looking at the maps. A good selection of books in the little shop. Hidden between some buildings.

Thank Annabel44
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is quite small (Actually one very large room), but I spent three hours just getting through it. It is well organized and full of interesting displays. You get to learn the history of how many things were madden the 17th and 18th century, from stone cutting, toglass blowing and plastering, to lead roof flashing. Everything was fascinating. For... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is located on the Part of the A4 known as the Paragon, even as locals it took us a while to locate. If you are walking out from the city centre the left hand side of the road that is on a raised pavement is where you need to be heading, if you get to the Star Inn... More 

Thank JuliaH662014
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is all that a good local museum should be. Small enough to complete your visit without being overwhelmed by facts, but well laid out to leave you feeling fully informed about Bath and its buildings. It was very quiet on my visit late on a midweek day, but this could be that it is a little bit further from... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We enjoyed going here after our visit to the spa, you only need to spend an hour here but worth going to. Very informative and friendly ladies.

Thank Smiffyxsix
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

So you want to know how the buildings were designed, built, erected? Come on in - wonderful explanations, clear illustrations and I was left thinking modern builders should be forced to take it all in.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to this small museum. It is full of very interesting exhibits. There are drawings, paintings, parts of buildings, a model of the whole of Bath, videos and lots more. I particularly enjoyed the video of the lady plastering an ornate ceiling and the man making "crown glass". We got 2 for the price of 1... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Off the beaten path (but not far from the city center), in a restored Methodist Chapel, it has been reused as a museum telling the history of the building of bath. the masons, carpenters and builders. I loved the 1918 plans for "improvement " of the city, which thankfully did not happen due to the start of the WWI. Nice... More 

Thank donnaannharris
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I visited bath on a rather miserable, rainy Saturday in April (I got snowed on later to put it into perspective). After the Abbey, this Museum was next on the must do list. I knew that there was a fabulous model of the city inside but I was also keen to get my kicks (I have just graduated with an... More 

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