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Museum of Bath Architecture

Countess of Huntingdon Chapel Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA, England
+44 1225 333895
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How Bath Was Built

I visited primarily to see their centrepiece ‘Building Memory’ exhibit, concerning the architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ethan P
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Really interesting, good find!

The museum was small, but very interesting. A really good variety of installations, and a video at... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Ellen Sarah T
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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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Countess of Huntingdon Chapel Vineyards, Bath BA1 5NA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited primarily to see their centrepiece ‘Building Memory’ exhibit, concerning the architecture of death and burial in Bath. In addition to the usual exposition about the Victorian’s love of a good obelisk and preoccupation with immortalising and romanticising in both stone and thought that...More

Thank Ethan P
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The museum was small, but very interesting. A really good variety of installations, and a video at the very beginning to help frame the rest of the museum. The man running the museum was really friendly and gave us advice on how best to navigate...More

Thank Ellen Sarah T
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Wonderful museum to spend an hour. Best enjoyed by people with an interest in architecture. It appears small at first but the information and displays are great. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This small museum was a highlight of my visit to Bath. Housed in the former chapel of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connection, the museum enables a visitor to learn a great deal about the growth of the city. Welcomed by a very pleasant and helpful...More

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Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hello Millie, Thank you for your charming review which I've passed on to the volunteers. Feedback like this makes such a difference and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Understanding how this beautiful Georgian city was built and developed makes such...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Quite a small museum by some standards but well planned and laid out with lots of useful and informative exhibits on Bath development, materials of construction and techniques. Bonus is that it is housed in the old Chapel which itself has a fine history. Well...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The history of Bath architecture revealed in just a hour visit! They have a city model of Bath - built on a 1:500 scale.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Nice little museum in an old chapel Great model of the city of Bath. Detailed exhibits about the architectural design of Georgian houses in Bath, with many models. Each trade is described and explored: architecture, masonry, wood carving, plasterers, roof construction, wallpaper, city design. Will...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great place, from the detail to the grandeur of Bath this place covers it all. You should spend about two hours here although smaller children will probably get bored. There are two Lego stations which are set up with structured challenges and a, build your...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Several reviewers have said that they had difficulty finding the museum. As long as you have the address and a map of Bath there is no problem finding the museum. The museum is housed in an old chapel and within the museum there is a...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We thought the price a bit steep, but then that seems to be the norm for Bath. The museum although small gave a thorough overview of the development of the distinctive Bath architecture. We especially liked the model of Bath, such a shame that the...More

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