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Address: Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-477101
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Construction of this hospital began in 1737, which heralded a new period of...

Construction of this hospital began in 1737, which heralded a new period of faith and scientific belief in the healing properties of Bath's mineral waters.VISIT THE ‘MIN’ MUSEUM OF HISTORYThe Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath houses a museum showcasing its medical history, art and artefacts in relation to its importance to Bath’s history since establishment in 1738. ‘Beau’ Nash, John Wood the Elder, William Hoare and Ralph Allen are amongst the historical figures with ties to the hospital.The Lecture HallRNHRDUpper Borough WallsBath, BA1 1RLOpen every Monday from 2-4pm or by appointment

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Surprisingly interesting little museum in the chapel at this NHS hospital. Worth visiting just to get a sense of the historical importance of mineral water bathing, particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The inside is a working hospital and NOT a tourist attraction. We ate here as out patients and the café is for both patients and staff. Not disabled friendly, although there is a lift to the basement there is also a flight of about 6 steps to actually access the café. On the face of it the food looks wholesome... More 

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Haywards Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly interesting little museum in the chapel at this NHS hospital. Worth visiting just to get a sense of the historical importance of mineral water bathing, particularly where joint and skin diseases are concerned. Now known as the National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, it is situated in a lovely Georgian building in the heart of Bath. There is limited entry,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Another stunning building to look at while you are walking around Bath it won't need a lot of your time so you will see this along your walks in the city centre .

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The history here and all over town is quite impressive. I would recommend a guided tour or previous research/familiarization for this one, as the self-guided experience is under-developed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Like many others it's pretty. Like many others it's worth 30 seconds of your life. Don't know what more to say...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The hotel was amazing. they serve Omaz Mineral water. Omaz Natural Mineral Water is utterly pure and full of vitality – helping you make the most out of every day.

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

While this is a working hospital, they do have an exhibition of artifacts on the history of the hospital. I popped in because my dad is a Rheumatologist and I wanted to get some information for him. The lady at the information booth directed me to the chapel to see the exhibit. I enjoyed learning the history of the hospital... More 

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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I repeat.. This is a working HOSPITAL , NOT for TOURISTS. Tourists are forbidden !! Whoever put this in Tourist Attractions ???

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

They do amazing work for people with Arthritis Lupus etc the hospital itself is quiet dull and a bit depressing but great staff who care.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I did not know this was a tourist attraction (I worked here for about 25 years). It is a busy hospital treating all rheumatological diseases and patients with chronic pain. It does have a wonderful staircase in the front hall with marvellous oil paintings and a roman pavement in the basement but I am sure visitor cannot just wander in... More 

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