Assembly Rooms
Message from Tripadvisor
Temporarily closed until further notice

Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms
4
Temporarily closedClosed until further notice
Write a review
About
Designed by John Wood II in 1769, these stately and ornate public rooms were used for evening "soirees" during the 18th century, for dancing, music, card-playing and tea-drinking. Today the Assembly Rooms may be hired for a range of events such as weddings, dinners, conferences, meetings,exhibitions, concerts and parties. The world renowned Fashion Museum is situated on the lower ground floor and is open 363 days a year.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Assembly Rooms
The area
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
656 reviews
Excellent
305
Very good
235
Average
78
Poor
24
Terrible
14

whitbyabi
United Kingdom738 contributions
Jan 2022
Beautiful building that is free to visit. The fashion Museum is not free but I only wanted to look in the Assembly Rooms which were worth the vsit. It was interesting to watch the chandeliers being cleaned when I visited.
I have found a lot of things closed this week while visiting Bath, Including the cafe here, but I am glad I could see inside this building.
Written January 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael B
Bellflower, CA23,348 contributions
Nov 2021
Just a 4-min walk from the Jane Austen Centre in downtown Boston is the Regency assembly rooms, a stunning octagon building, with a ballroom, tearoom, and interesting fashion museum.
Designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769 it opened to the public in 1771 with its glittering 18th-century Ball Room for ladies in elegant dress accompanied by fancy dandies to dance and hold "soirees “in.
Over the years it gradually detreated until it was restored in 1963 to its present-day glory, and even though its owned by the National Trust, it's free to look around, admire the wooden floors and sparkling chandelier and visit the gift shop, card room and check out the cafe in the tea room, only the fashion museum charges to enter.

TIP: The Assembly Rooms are closed on Monday like most museums.
If you found this review informative, please check the box below. Thank you
Written December 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cuxton
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK132 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had booked to go to the Fashion event, and were delighted to be able to see the Assembly Rooms. Must make use of the audio players. The detail in the talks was pretty impressive. I had no idea that the Assembly Rooms had been bombed in retaliation for cultural raids on places such as Lubeck. The effect can be seen on the change in the colour of the stonework. How come the wonderful chandeliers survived!? Audio tours explained how these Rooms were used. My wife intends to reread Northanger Abbey, as it is partly based on the events at these wonderful rooms.
Written July 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah G
Sheffield, UK22 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Check it is actually open before you visit! I planned a one day tour of Bath with a 4pm stop at the Assembly Rooms as the NT website states they are open until 5pm. On arrival I was told the last entry to the fashion museum is at 4pm so I could not visit the Assembly Rooms! I just had time before my train left this morning to climb back up to the Assembly Rooms only to be told they are shut for two days for a function. I wish I had been told that yesterday. Having paid £5 to leave my luggage near the station rather than drag it up Lansdown Road, I was too annoyed to pay another £10 to visit the fashion museum. Very disappointed but the lesson is to telephone to check first. Be warned!
Written May 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christine T
Buckhurst Hill, UK122 contributions
Jun 2021
The outside of the building is striking and the inside is lovely with the most beautiful chandeliers.

We went there for a tour of 'the History of Fashion' it was well presented and really interesting with the most amazing outfits that have been donated by various private collectors.

What is fascinating is the fabrics look like they have never been worn, 400 years and they aren't even faded... Fabulous!
Written June 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Sep 2019
Historic & of Architectural Interest

In September, while strolling Bath, rain forced us into a lovely little wine bar/bistro/wine shop. Along with the wines, it was almost like a Welcome Center for Bath. Our server was so helpful in pointing out things to do, in the area, when the rain let up. One of her best recommendations was the Bath Assembly Rooms, just across the street from the wine shop.

As a student of both history, and architecture, this was a great recommendation. The outside is attractive, done in Bath Stone (Oolithic limestone), and the interior beautiful, with the galleries, and the chandeliers.

There was no tour, when we visited, so we just wandered, and explored. I think that a tour would be in order, as we were unable to visit the entire building, and we will return, for the full program.
Written July 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

A.S.
Kent, UK26 contributions
Mar 2022
I was unsure of what to expect of the Assembly Rooms but I am beyond glad that I visited. Each of the rooms are gorgeous however, the chandeliers are possibly the stars of the show! Visit the rooms where Georgian balls were held (and Bridgerton was filmed!). Take advantage of free entry for Bath residents and students
Written June 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

crystalcatLondon
London, UK158 contributions
Feb 2020
Polite society used to attend dances and gatherings in the Assembly Rooms. Today the rooms are empty areas leading to the cafe, shop and museum. They can be booked for weddings and parties. The large central room has a stunning glass chandelier and artwork on the walls. Worth a look.
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your kind review, and you are right these were Bath's central social hub during the late 1700's, and all of the chandelier's are originals!
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen W
Netley, UK198 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
You've stepped back in time. You can almost see the ladies and gentlemen of that wra dancing and swirling around the room. The rooms are truly magnificent with incredible plaster work and breath taking crystal chandeliers that sparkle in the sunlight. Everything is original.
There are 2 ballrooms and a card room.
These assembly rooms were used in the Emma Thompson's edition of "Sence and Senceability" film. You do have to walk up a step hill to get to the rooms but so worth the detour.
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy you had such a great time during your visit within the Assembly Rooms, and that you made the detour to come visit us. The reason for this detour is that originally they were built to make it easier for it's most frequent visitors, e.g. the Ladies and Gentleman who lived at the top of Bath and in the Circus and Royal Crescent, as they did not like travelling to far. In this case to the centre of Bath! Hope you come visit us again sometime soon whenever you may be in Bath.
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catherine M
Los Angeles, CA42 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went early and had the place to ourselves . It was a pleasure to see this treasure lovingly preserved and used. The stone work inside is beautiful. The chandeliers sparkled. The mirrors allow one to people watch. Austin comes to life on the rooms.
The Fashion Museum is down stairs so combine visiting both.
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 597
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Assembly Rooms (Bath) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Assembly Rooms tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 19 Assembly Rooms tours on Tripadvisor