HEADING OFF OF THE TOURIST TRACK
discover three of the best places to visit in bath you may not have been to before.

June 2019

From a taste of Georgian Bath in No 1 Royal Crescent to taking in the sights of the latest exhibition within the Holburne Museum, you are spoilt for choice with the number of art attractions and museums that you can explore in Bath. Taking you off of the well-beaten tourist track we share three of the Bath museums that you may not have yet discovered.

MUSEUM OF BATH AT WORK
The Museum of Bath at Work is the city’s local history museum telling the tale of 2000 years of the city’s development. It features displays on Bath Stone, Bath Chairs and Bath Buns, amongst other ways in which Bath people have earned a living since Roman times. Exhibitions include a complete reconstruction of a Victorian engineering and soft drinks making factory, an Edwardian ironmonger, a cabinet maker’s workshop, a Bath Stone mine and the famous Horstmann car of 1914.

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THE HERSCHEL MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschel’s, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Just a short walk from the centre of the city, this fully restored 18th Century townhouse is home to a collection of telescopes, globes, planetaria along with elements of the Herschel’s daily lives. Explore the plants and carvings in the garden and the tools used to make telescopic lenses in the workshop.

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THE MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART
Just minutes from Bath’s Royal Crescent and The Circus, is the only UK museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia: The Museum of East Asian Art (MEAA). MEAA’s collection consists of nearly 2,000 sets of objects from East and South East Asia. The collection of Chinese art is particularly comprehensive, spanning in date from 5,000 BC to the present and covering ceramics, jades, bronzes and much more. Some of the Chinese bamboo and wood carvings are among the finest found in European collections.

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We hope these recommendations have inspired you to explore more of what Bath attractions have to offer. For further information, our concierge team will be happy to help – 01225 355 335

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