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Museum of Bath at Work

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Address: Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
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+44 1225 318348
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Not all work work work...

Hidden gem revealing the suprising engineering and inventing history of Bath. Large 18th century building with more than we expected in it. Fantastic old machines, good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2016
Luke O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem revealing the suprising engineering and inventing history of Bath. Large 18th century building with more than we expected in it. Fantastic old machines, good information and lovely staff. Kids really enjoyed finding Brassy the mouse hidden around the exhibits and younger ones will love dressing up. An unexpected delight walking distance from town centre. As everywhere in Bath,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Found this museum very interesting. Nicely laid out. Handsets were very informative about the industries of Bath. Nice to see all the machinery, tools etc

Thank Michelle081
Beaune, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A fascinating peer into the history and development of commercial Bath, focusing on a local, family-owned engineering industry whose workshops (with contents) were re-created on this site. Great staff give you the feeling before you even begin and the displays and recreations make everything very accessible. This family (J.B.Bowler) was just so ingenious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to do something different. Took a walk to here. Great insight into the working history of Bath. Staff have really good knowledge. Would recommend a visit.

Thank cazand
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were not expecting such an interesting visit. The museum contains a vast amount of engineering and industrial artefacts from the 1800's and the audio guide does extremely well in explaining the displays, so you can really understand and imagine the genius of the Victorian Industrialists and inventors. It also gives a vivid insight into working conditions and health and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Well worth the visit, a hidden gem.. very interesting and informative, excellent for children and adults with a lot to see.... you can dress up in old costumes..great fun.

1 Thank motocrossAce
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you like things mechanical or how things work be sure to check out this museum. It won't take you too long to get thru the tour so you can plan to do more after your visit. It is well worth checking it out!

1 Thank copejenney
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This museum certainly transports you back in time to how it would have been for folks popping to their local Wickes or B&Q way back in J B Bowers time. With his motto of keeping things 'just in case' there is a treasure trove of things to see. Using the commentary device makes sure you don't miss anything on your... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Industrial history isn't something you immediately associate with Bath but this is well worth a visit if you like quirky museums. The audio tour gives you an excellent overview of each exhibition and there is a lot to see, including a reconstructed Bath stone mine, a soft drinks making factory and working Victorian machinery. The staff we met during our... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

A fascinating collection of old engineering ,an entire business relocated and saved from the scrap heap . Important to preserve history in this fashion; also ended seeing the ginger beer works!

1 Thank Lampy196

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