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Assembly Rooms

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Address: Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH, England
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- free entry - beautiful chandeliers - interesting for a quick visit - three rooms to see - shut when function being held

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms bringing much of Jane Austen to life. Also visited the cafe. Very spacious and comfortable, perfect tea and orange and poppy seed cake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can easily imagine the buzz of socialites in Jane Austen's day milling around these beautiful rooms, checking out what everyone was wearing, who was with whom. These rooms are glorious, with stunning chandeliers. For a free attraction, you can't go wrong.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really well organized and the free audio guide is handy. Some beautiful pieces in there- my only wish is hat there was a little more variety in what the shown and the history behind the evolution. You could go so far with this! But was amazing to see some stunning dresses and shoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off from the fashion museum for a coffee in the Assembly rooms. Hugh room with lovely architecture and decorative windows. The other two ballrooms give a great impression to what it would have been like in the days of the great dances.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Assembly Rooms have been heavily used from the 18th century to the current day by thousands of people. Jane Austen visited the rooms multiple times in the early 1800's and set some scenes in her novels there. Charles Dickens was another literary figure who came here to enjoy the facilities. This historic and architectural icon has been used, also,... More 

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