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“Not a museum - just an expensive tea shop”

Sally Lunn's Museum
Ranked #19 of 174 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The home of the "Sally Lunn Bun" is the oldest house in Bath, which features a kitchen museum reflecting Roman, Saxon and medieval heritage.
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I researched my trip to Bath on Trip advisor beforehand and mistakenly thought that Sally Lunn's Museum was a museum - it is NOTt. It is an expensive tea room split over many floors of a rickety old building. The food was nice but totally overpriced. Unless you are a tourist (who might find the tea room quaint and symbolic of an old England) then steer clear. This is a tourist trap.

Thank England_UKKatie
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Bathbunman, Owner at Sally Lunn's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi Katie. The Museum is in our cellar - perhaps you missed it? There are indeed 3 refreshment rooms above all serving historic and unique fayre in one of Bath's oldest houses - if not the oldest [not sure it is rickety but the floors are certainly not level...] . The museum shows the original bakery and oven used by Sally Lunn in the 1680s to bake the first of her eponymous and now world famous buns. It also has excavations that show the history of the house back to Medieval Bath when in all likelihood the oven was used to bake for the monks at Bath Priory [2 buildings before the current Abbey]. We are small but we pack a huge amount of history into our little house - which is an almost unique reminder of pre Georgian Bath. The buns are really yummy too. Next time you are in Bath call and ask for me and I will happily give you a guided tour personally. Best wishes Jonathan - Owner.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Not too much of a queue to seat 7 of us, but goodness, we waited nigh on an hour off our sandwiches/buns. Very tasty but a bit too slow.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

for many years i always want to visit this place but as always been busy yes i got in went on the first floor as the famous bun lunch lots of choice you can have the house is the oldest house in bath the senior member of staff who took me to my seat was excellent and so the waitree ss were good yes it is pricy but worth to say you have visited i have a picture of the house in a frame at home which was given to me sometime ago
the museum was very instered to think the down stairs was once the main street the history is wonderful you must visit if your in bath
well done tony mbe

Thank tony726
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Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Poor service and ignored by the staff members! Buns came 20 mins after the coffee, which was drunk by then!will never go back!

Thank Lucy's Weight L... J
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Tiny building and best visited out of the "rush" hours. Great service and friendly staff but when busy will be cramped and uncomfortable. Pricy too but worth it to say you have visited

Thank Stuart L
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