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Museum of Bath at Work

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Unusual and interesting

Perfect visit for finding out more about how work and life used to be. Fortunately recorded and... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
The best thing I've done in Bath!

I absolutely LOVED my visit to this museum. If you like Victorian social history and engineering... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Bath at Work is the city’s local history museum telling the tale of 2000 years of the city’s development. It features displays on Bath Stone, Bath Chairs and Bath Buns, and all other ways in which Bath people have earned a living since...more
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Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
+44 1225 318348
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All reviews fizzy drinks real tennis court industrial history bottling plant machine shop belt driven mineral water working machinery fascinating insight victorian times amazing collection ticket office worth a visit back in the day well worth the effort on display assembly rooms
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was really nothing about this place that was of interest to us.. wish we had skipped this one and saved a few bucks.

Date of experience: May 2018
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BathTown, Volunteer at Museum of Bath at Work, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry The Museum of Bath at Work did not meet you expectations. Can you please email us on mobaw@hotmail.com to give us a few more details? Thanks Ben (Volunteer)

Reviewed October 30, 2018

Perfect visit for finding out more about how work and life used to be. Fortunately recorded and faithfully reproduced, this factory and ginger beer establishment was a good way to spend a few hours. Credit to who ever set up the displays, but more information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

I absolutely LOVED my visit to this museum. If you like Victorian social history and engineering, a treat is in store for you. The museum recreates a Victorian engineer's shop, office, metal workshop and mineral water bottling plant and is full of original artefacts, tools,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

A bit of a strange museum this, about a business that finished in 1969, and was demolished. Someone kept the stuff and put it on display. Well presented as business was strange mix of engineering and pop manufacturing. The only thing is there is lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The Chap selling tickets was keen on telling you more,but I found this museum rather small and rather boring.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Forget your expectations of museums. This one is quirky, unique and unforgettable if you approach it in the right frame of mind. It subverts the popular conception of Bath as the exclusive preserve of the fey and fashionable and presents instead the city's underbelly; the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Make sure you leave time for this unexpected gem. The gentleman on the desk was so helpful showing us where the old Real Tennis court was situated and telling us something of the history of the building. Fantastic artefacts

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This museum is a little bit away from the main central attractions of the abbey, Jane Austen centre and Roman Baths, but it's worth trekking up the hill to see. It shows the working side of Bath, often overshadowed by the Romans and regency. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

What a good find, we were greeted by a very knowledgeable chap on the desk, who gave a good description of the museum. Well laid out , you must read everything. Also press buttons where applicable. overall very interesting worth the walk up the hill.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bernard M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

the company that owned everything in this museum left it all in the building on the other side of bath a group purchased everything and put it in where you see it now in working order it will open your eyes when you see it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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