Museum of Bath Architecture

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Museum of Bath Architecture

Museum of Bath Architecture
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters. Based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Davanden
Alexandria, Virginia, USA377 contributions
Fascinating, if specialized, look at Bath
Sep 2019
The museum is lodged in a repurposed Methodist Chapel, which is interesting in itself. The compact space is filled with every aspect of the design and construction of Georgian buildings. Using videos, tools, diagrams, prints, and physical examples, it takes you through how the 18th Century builders did their work, from site preparation to roofing and decoration. As a housing economist, I found it a fascinating look at what went into constructing these units. At the back of the museum is a three-dimensional map of Bath in the 18th Century. The small shop area includes technical books and period prints.
Written 1 March 2020
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14kazs
Portsmouth, UK44 contributions
Interesting museum in an old chapel
Feb 2020
A small but interesting museum, with friendly volunteers. The maps of how Bath has grown make you stop and think.
There was also an interesting photographic exhibition on when we visited.
Written 18 February 2020
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Valentinius19
12 contributions
Not really enough to see and could benefit from the likes of VR
Feb 2020
A little out the way and off the main areas of Bath is this museum. As I am in the construction industry and have an interest in architecture we decided to pop in. The reception/shop was very minimal really and upon paying and entering we were told there was to be a film crew to video some exhibits. Which was nice to be told so we could avoid them. For the architecturally minded there were some interesting pieces, some nice sections of the buildings an floor plans and a few pieces on the stonework etc. but the main highlight probably was the very large scale model of Bath.

Could have done with a bit more to see and more interactive items. Only digital thing in there was a few tv's and dvds to be played. I'd advise getting up to speed with the times especially when there are great opportunities in Augmented and Virtual reality utilising the 3D models which can easily be sourced from heritage buildings.
Written 11 February 2020
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louise b
Truro, UK22 contributions
Highly recommend
Oct 2019 • Solo
As a frequent visitor to Bath I had never visited this lovely little museum before. It is small but really interesting and slightly quirky. It is fabulous and I will definitely visit again.
Written 22 October 2019
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Hi Louise, Thank you for this enthusiastic review! We're always glad to hear when a resident or regular Bath visitor pops in; we think it's a case of 'once discovered, never forgotten'! Do recommend to others and we look forward to seeing you again one day. Next year's exhibitions are themed on Music - both the architecture of music venues, photography of such places, plus we'll be playing the Chapel's precious organ and holding concerts. See you then, Janey
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SavannaRay
96 contributions
Small but interesting
Aug 2019
A small spot in a quiet section of Bath. Prime location for any architect nuts, and a great place to start your visit. Unfortunately a section was closed for refurbishment, but overall a good spot to visit if you want to learn more about the history and building of the town.
Written 11 September 2019
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Simon Y
Liverpool, UK21 contributions
Good if you're interested in Georgian Architecture
Aug 2019
The museum was interesting particularly if you're interested in the construction of Georgian architecture in Bath. We were greeted and introduced to the museum, which was a single large room. The staff member played a short video and left us to look around the exhibit at our own leisurely pace. There was a balcony area at a higher level in the room but I think you need to pay extra or/and permission to have a look up there.
Toilets were down some stairs so wouldn't be accessible for wheelchair enabled users.
Written 31 August 2019
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Sam
7 contributions
Fabulous Staff
Jul 2019 • Family
We were greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome. We were given a brief run down of the museum and then left to look around. The information was just the right amount. Good job, thank you!
Written 14 July 2019
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Alison W
Fairford, UK531 contributions
Interesting visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
A very interesting museum. Could just do to be better signposted. It is quite fascinating learning all about the development of Bath, particularly about the style of Georgian architecture. Did you know for instance, that all the houses had to be the same at the front of the building, but could be exactly how you wanted it both inside and at the back!
Written 23 June 2019
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JWKbooks
Laurel, MD15 contributions
Don’t bother
Jun 2019 • Couples
While it was interesting to get some information on building materials this is a fairly small exhibit which was not worth the price of admission. We had already experienced a most of the information from the terrific free walking tour.
Written 2 June 2019
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Dear JWKbooks, Oh dear; we're very sorry to read your review as a disappointed visitor. Hopefully readers will balance it with the normally excellent reviews we receive, but that doesn't take away from how you felt after your visit. We are the first to promote and support the excellent walking tours provided in Bath - some are free, others not. Those guides are friends with all Bath's museums and we all help them learn their stories and share their expertise. I don't doubt that you enjoyed a wonderful walk around Bath with your guide. Some people like to visit us BEFORE such a tour - to better understand how the architecture they are about to see was designed and built - and others afterwards. The ideal is when the one complements the other. I'm sorry that you didn't see it that way, but am heartened to hear that you at least enjoyed learning a little bit more about Bath's building materials. Kind regards, Janey
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garlont
London, UK26 contributions
Introduction to Bath
May 2019 • Solo
An interesting introduction to the City of Bath, well set out displays about the architecture and development of the city and with very helpful staff on hand.
Written 22 May 2019
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