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Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
+44 1225 318348
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Hidden Gem!

Although it's tucked away and up a bit of a steep hill, the museum is definitely worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TrevorH
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Warsaw, Poland
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Interesting museum for engineers

This interesting little museum is a little off the beaten track but well worth the effort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tricia B
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
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"carbonated drinks"
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"industrial history"
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"real tennis court"
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"working life"
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"machine shop"
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"bottling plant"
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"engineering works"
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
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"belt driven"
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"bedroom furniture"
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"soda water"
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"fascinating insight"
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"victorian times"
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it's tucked away and up a bit of a steep hill, the museum is definitely worth a visit. It's remarkable how many aspects of the Bowler family's businesses are preserved. Established in 1864 by Jonathan Bowler the company expanded into everything from engineering to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting little museum is a little off the beaten track but well worth the effort. Fascinating collections showing the industrial history of Bath, something that tends to be forgotten. There are working examples of industrial machinery from the days before health and safety; thankfully,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

oft overlooked and forgotten about in a city forever destined to be dining out on its historically genteel image and preoccupation with service-sector ladies-at-lunch pump-room pompousness - the Museum of Bath at Work! Hidden away on the city limits amongst the juxtaposed concrete crevices and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those Engineers looking for a fully functional nonferrous workshop will find a perfectly preserved example at this museum. The original site of J.B.Bowler’s has been demolished, however the workshops, machines and tools have been reassembled with great care using original photography. Bowler’s would make...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating museum. Many artifacts from old industries well presented. I never thought I could be so facilitated by tools! This is a little gem.

Thank Louise A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this museum: it was packed to the rafters with interesting bits and pieces - we particularly liked the bottles and stuff from the pop factory. If you have children they will love that they can see machines working and have a good poke...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

The museum is a little out of the centre of Bath, not far from the Crescent, but within easy walking distance.It contains principally a collection from a local engineer and wholesaler known as the J B Bowler collection. His firm was in operation for almost...More

Thank EastLondonEjs
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

This museum has kept all the engineering and work that JB Bowler, Horstmann Car Company, Stothert & Pitt and other works that occured on Bath. Includes lathes, tools, bottling, architecture, a large model of Bath

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Located in an old indoor tennis court (apparently tennis was originally an indoor game) near the Assembly Rooms, this gives a fascinating insight in to the commerce and industry of Bath since Roman times, or even slightly earlier in some cases. The guy at the...More

Thank Blackth0rn
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

This 4 story museum intriguingly tells the story of Bath in Victorian times by expanding on a local family firm, that of a Mr. Bowler, who did it all in his multifaceted factory. When his firm closed in 1969, the interiors of the firm &...More

Thank Adenine
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