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“Strangely Interesting”

Museum of Bath at Work
Ranked #35 of 156 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Strangely Interesting”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

This houses the history nobody else bothers with, and it does it very well. quite a hike to get to, but housed in an old tennis court, so sort of makes sense. It shows an old bottling plant, and has displays of old industries such as brewing. You can impress your friends with details of plasticine that was invented in the area. Quirky, run by dedicated volunteers. Well worth supporting

Visited March 2011
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots to learn”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

I really enjoyed how the history of Bath was presented in this museum.

Visited December 2011
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Bath, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Loads of stuff from baths history but a little boring

Visited June 2011
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Brooklyn
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Museum Celebrating Work. 5 Stars.”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

We arrived about 15 minutes early and just sat outside in the chill. An older gentleman arriving for work saw us and kindly just let us in. We were charmed immediately.

"This museum was established in 1978 to present the commercial development of Bath over the last 2000 years and includes displays on four floors. The main exhibit is the reconstruction of an engineering and mineral water making business set up by Victorian entrepreneur Jonathan Bowler in 1864." ~ Wikipedia

It began with a little talk with the curator at the very old front desk. They hit you over the head with history right off the bat as the entrance looks like it came right out of the 1800's. There are timeless artifacts everywhere. It's an onslaught on the senses and the pictures very well take themselves.

Different levels tell different stories and the sights are mostly at arm's length - but I don't advise you to try and touch them. This is valuable stuff here.

Not much more to say here. I'll upload some photos and you can have a look.

Visited September 2011
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 2 September 2010

Really interesting. Who knew that plasticine was invented in Bath! And, the chap on reception was great.

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