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Museum of Bath Architecture

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Address: Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 333 895
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Tue - Fri 2:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

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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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Small but really interesting

The museum is established in one room, a former Presbyterian Church founded by the Countess of Huntingdon. It presents the visitor with aspects of history into how the dominant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tatura, Australia
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Tatura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is established in one room, a former Presbyterian Church founded by the Countess of Huntingdon. It presents the visitor with aspects of history into how the dominant 17th Century architecture for which Bath is famous (other than the Roman baths of course) came to be both through inception and execution. It's a great little museum, it doesn't take... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this will become far better in time but it's obviously strapped for cash and cannot display much of its exhibits which you can see on the upper balcony but not get to.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I'm fascinated by the history of Bath's architecture, on the whole I enjoyed my visit to this museum. However, I did feel there was considerable room for improvement, especially for the layperson who has no prior knowledge of Bath's history. Having said that, I appreciate that there is probably next to no budget for re-developing the museum. On arrival... More 

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Thank PebbleL
Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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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