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Museum of Bath at Work

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Address: Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
Phone Number: +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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Just in case!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Sandimay
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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460 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank PebbleL
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Lampy196
Beijing, China
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The team looking after the museum were fantastic! I learnt a lot about the local area and the history behind the museum. Really insightful and great to learn more about the local area and what they used to make. Great for kids too.

Thank Sophie P
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The displays are very interesting, and there are several videos depicting activities. However, the videos are silent and without captions so it is difficult to determine what they are demonstrating.

Thank Happytravler05
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum! Full of interesting tools and machinery. We were trying to decide whether to go to the art or the fashion museum and found this place instead, way more enjoyable and educational.

Thank stephen f
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152 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The museum is sited on one of the hills on which Bath is built. In some places the roads are steep. It is also not that far from the Fashion Museum which is also well worth a visit. The building itself appears to be built of something more akin to granite than Bath stone (then again it just be dirty)... More 

3 Thank TerrythePotter
Orpington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Literally stumbled across this amazing collection of Bath memorabilia. It's a fascinating and superbly presented collection combining history and imagination. So glad that this collection was preserved. Well worth seeking out.

Thank Beverley19
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256 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Time stands still here, almost a complete factory where one day they all left and everything remained as it was. It is worth taking the time to study the exhibits closely, many would pass by quickly as so many people seem to have a short attention span these days and they are the ones who lose out. In addition to... More 

Thank CotswoldsMidge
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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156 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Enjoyed this museum, very down to earth.Big collection from J.B.Bowler who ran Engineering workshops and fizzy pop factory . Lots of things to look at. Also more collections.

Thank Val837

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