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Assembly Rooms

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Address: Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
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+44 1225 477789
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Designed by John Wood II in 1769, these stately and ornate public rooms...

Designed by John Wood II in 1769, these stately and ornate public rooms were used for evening "soirees" during the 18th century, for dancing, music, card-playing and tea-drinking.

Today the Assembly Rooms may be hired for a range of events such as weddings, dinners, conferences, meetings,exhibitions, concerts and parties.

The world renowned Fashion Museum is situated on the lower ground floor and is open 363 days a year.

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Fashion Exhibition

Well worth the visit and made up for the extremely disappointing Jane Austen Centre. Selection of costumes, shoes & accessories from the 1600s to present day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a quick look if your passing, but don't make a special trip, as there isn't much to see. Tried the tea room, which was disappointing as they had run out of most items on the menu by 1300. Staff didn't seem to know what they were doing, and we're generally uninterested. Lots of better places in Bath.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit and made up for the extremely disappointing Jane Austen Centre. Selection of costumes, shoes & accessories from the 1600s to present day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum, interesting and interactive element. Good price and the current lace exhibition had some stunning pieces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area or going into the Fashion museum, its worth having a look at the Assembly rooms. They have some lovely old paintings and the chandeliers are fantastic. A bonus, there is a café in one of the rooms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow this place is great danced around the biege room beautiful decor chandeliers ect blue room and yellow room as good too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't take much time, but worthwhile to stop in and look at. Beautifully constructed and maintained rooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Yes, I know that the Assembly Rooms were badly bombed during the last World War and that what you see is a reconstruction - but what a brilliant reconstruction, right down to matching the paint colours of the ballroom exactly to the original. There is a free audio guide which is fascinating to listen to. This is where Jane Austen's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were visiting the Fashion museum and were offered a free balcony tour of the Assembly room balconies. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained about Bath's history and the role of the Assembly room's in this. The balconies are the ideal places to view the beautiful chandeliers from. If you get the chance spare the time for this tour.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A beautiful building with lovely rooms and the ballroom was divine.. if your a dancer its worth a visit as there is a tea dance once a month.. a little pricey with a few peacocks but still worth a go for sure

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

These are worth a visit to see what Georgian England did for entertainment; they danced in elegant rooms like this, to see and to be seen by high society. But not to be seen by the common people; the windows are placed high so that the riff-raff can't peer in. They suffered during the blitz but have been restored to... More 

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