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“An interesting piece of history.”
Review of Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms
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US$19.95*
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #17 of 162 things to do in Bath
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is a lovely historical building and beautiful to visit. Combine this with the fascinating Fashion Museum downstairs and it is a must-see, especially as you can buy a saver ticket for joint admission with this and the Roman Baths. Trying on the costumes was a definite highlight of the visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

we visited here primarily to visit the fashion museum, which was interesting, but has as a huge highlight a dress up section, much enjoyed by the teens - and lots of other visitors. good to see the assembly rooms and think jane austen, and the tea rooms v reasonably priced

Thank HappyHEmum
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

I first of all entered this establishment because I wanted to have a coffee and cake. The cafe/bar area was completely empty save a person behind the bar and Classic FM which was playing the first movement of Tchaikovsky's violin Concerto. The room is very resonant and extremely well decorated and it was a pleasure to sit down in peace and quiet

However be warned, when you enter this place you see a huge price list in front of you and that is because this place is linked with a lot of other places such as the Roman baths, the Fashion Museum (downstairs), and Number One Royal Crescent. Do not be distracted by this attempt to sell combined tickets.

The majority of this building has been taken over by the National trust and is a brilliant example of high quality building for the middle classes of days gone by to indulge their passion for dancing, music including an organ which was previously in the ball room, gambling and having high tea.

There are indeed empty rooms but what history! The National trust were thoughtful enough to provide a audio commentary which brought the whole thing to life. We heard of gambling during the week in the octagon room which had four fireplaces (impressive), amazing high teas offered where we hear the standard of behavior was less than decorous, banquets attended by 1000 people and in more recent times the holding of weddings.

The audio commentary is free and was obtainable from a very nice lady halfway down the corridor on the right. I don't think there's much point in going round unless you have a commentary. However, they do tours twice a day but I prefer the commentary so I can go around at my own pace.

If you are a National Trust member you can go in for free so overall I was very satisfied.

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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FashionMuseum, Manager at Assembly Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2014

Thank you for your feedback, and for visiting the Assembly Rooms.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We visited the Assembly Room in Bath and what a waste of money and time. It was listed as a highly recommended attraction in Bath so we decided to visit. Only wished we hadn't. The cost to visit the Assembly Rooms was £2.50 for adult (the Fashion museum within is charged separately at £7.75). Yes, there were chandeliers and there were fireplaces and it was all within a historical building but that was all. Well, actually there was a small tea shop as well. The 3 rooms were empty except for rows of chairs against each wall. Basically if you are interested in hiring the rooms for a private function then it would be worth a visit but otherwise you would pay good money to look at empty rooms with a few fireplaces and chandeliers. We didn't visit the Fashion museum so could not say anything about it.

Thank Fierce-Spicy-Chilli
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I imagine that if you just visit the Assembly rooms, you will be underwhelmed, they are nice but a little dull. The Fashion Museum however is a wonderful display of social history over the last 250 years. Well done! One small thing, the later Male suits look like they are on female mannequins and the results are rather disturbing!

Thank Graham H
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FashionMuseum, Manager at Assembly Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2014

Thank you for your feedback - an interesting observation! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Fashion Museum.

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