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Museum of Bath Architecture

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Address: Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 333895
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Tue - Fri 02:00 - 05:00
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The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

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The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

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.

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Small but really interesting

The museum is established in one room, a former Presbyterian Church founded by the Countess of Huntingdon. It presents the visitor with aspects of history into how the dominant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Tatura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is part of the Bath Walking Tour. You can get a map for this tour at the local Tourist Welcoming Center right next to the Abbey.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Paid £ 5.50 to see a room the size of my bedroom with few paintings and a 5 minute video on an old small TV. I recognise that it might be a paradise for architecture lovers but it is absolutely a boring experience for anyone else. Hardly any interactive displays and the cherry on the cake is the brick on... More 

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MuseumBathArch, Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Museum of Bath Architecture housed in a 1765 chapel. As an independent museum we receive no government funding and rely entirely on visitors buying a ticket in order to stay open. Hopefully your experience will not put off anyone else who wants to discover the story behind how the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was one of my favourite attractions. We had come to Bath to see the best collection of Georgian architecture, this exhibition with the fantastic models and architectural drawings were an added bonus.

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Thank Jane S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting museum if you are into architeture, building and the history of Bath. If not it will not be your cup of tea. It is not large but sets out the techniques and styles involved in what makes Bath the beautiful city that it is.In its time the buildings of Bath were at the forefront of technology.Well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Me and my friend was visiting Bath for the Jane Austen festival and decided to check out some museums while we were there. At the Bath Fashion museum they had a campaign offering of three tickets,one to the fashion museum itself ,one to the Royal Crescent One and one to the Museum of Bath Architecture. Me and my friend made... More 

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No1RoyalCrescent, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Dear Sofia. What a shame you didn't like the museum! It is the smallest of the three you visited, for certain, but along with No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Fashion Museum the idea of the combined 'Go Georgians' ticket is to reveal the whole story behind Bath's development as a fashionable and decadent destination. Jane Austen marvelled at the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We didn't unfortunately. Paid for 2 tickets, walked for ages up steep cobbled hills only to find it closed for next 2 days. Next opening time would be the afternoon we travelled home.

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No1RoyalCrescent, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Dear Barry. We're sorry you found us closed and I'd really like to find out where you bought your tickets from as they should have told you the opening times there and then. Was it a combined ticket? Our opening times are clearly stated on our website and on the Visit Bath tourism website. I'm a bit confused because we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Highly interactive and informative museum on architecture in Bath. Interesting demonstrations of building techniques as well as drawings and models of Georgian architecture. The Huntington chapel has an interesting pedigree of its own. Architecture is the heart of Bath and this museum tells you what it is about.

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Tatura, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum is established in one room, a former Presbyterian Church founded by the Countess of Huntingdon. It presents the visitor with aspects of history into how the dominant 17th Century architecture for which Bath is famous (other than the Roman baths of course) came to be both through inception and execution. It's a great little museum, it doesn't take... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I think this will become far better in time but it's obviously strapped for cash and cannot display much of its exhibits which you can see on the upper balcony but not get to.

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Thank mbryant2016
Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Dear M Bryant. I'm very sorry to sense your disappointment but just wanted to clarify that the museum does display its whole collection PLUS the temporary exhibitions on the panels in the middle of the room. The upstairs balcony (the building is a converted Chapel and these areas would have been seating for congregation and musicians) is a storage area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

As I'm fascinated by the history of Bath's architecture, on the whole I enjoyed my visit to this museum. However, I did feel there was considerable room for improvement, especially for the layperson who has no prior knowledge of Bath's history. Having said that, I appreciate that there is probably next to no budget for re-developing the museum. On arrival... More 

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