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“Assembly Rooms---historical meeting places”
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Assembly Rooms
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Ranked #17 of 173 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 28 June 2014

this is really a chance to see historical meeting rooms built in the middle 1700's. these rooms were in a building that was a central meeting place in the 17 & 1800's for the elite, well connected and society of the period for both public gathering and private occasions. the rooms are still in active use today and are really quite attractive with their high ceiling and original chandeliers that have been long since converted from candles to electric. a chance to see the kind of settings and surroundings in which the shakers and movers of this period met and interacted.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is another 'must see' in Bath. The Assembly rooms evoke a picture of the grandeur of Georgian society - it has prompted me to reread Jane Austen, who did a lot of people watching here. There is also a costume museum which is well worth a visit. There is an excellent audio guide which takes you through a wide range of Georgian fashions. The highlight for me was having the opportunity to try on a Georgian style dress and bonnet . There are dressing up clothes for men and children too. I couldn't believe how heavy the dress was!

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The Assembly rooms have been beautifully restored, and as you walk around, you can imagine the rooms packed with people dancing, or taking tea, or playing cards, or promenading, or gossiping, or just "talent-spotting". The place is marvellous, and full of history. If you could only plug yourself into the walls to hear the conversations that bounced off them in their heyday! Visit the tea room at your leisure before you leave. We had a truly wonderful experience. Thank you to the National Trust.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Being a Georgette Heyer fan, it was fun to visit the Bath Assembly room and imagine what it must have been like, in the early 19th Century. The rooms are a little bare, but what we found interesting was reading and seeing in pictures how much of it was destroyed in World War II in Hitler's "Baedeker raids" where Hitler was angry at how many German historical towns were bombed by the Allies, and retaliated in kind. Good on the English for rebuilding after the war ended, I would have loved to visit the fashion museum but we unfortunately ran out of time, and it's a long way to go back any time soon, from Australia!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Popped here to visit Assembly Rooms only, it is in the same building as the fashion museum but we were pressed for time and did not visit there. Large lavish rooms not furnished except for day to day chairs around the room. Only cost £2 to go in each but we had National Trust cards so we got in for free - well worth a visit.

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