Courtesy no.1 Royal Crescent

No. 1 Royal Crescent

Discover what life would really have been like for Bath’s wealthy Georgian residents at this fully-restored 18th century home

  • Heritage
  • Museums
  • Architecture

On the impressive approach to the museum, the grand architecture and sweeping elegance of Royal Crescent gives you a taste of the luxury that was enjoyed by those who stayed here - the cream of Bath’s 18th century high society. 

Each room is an elegant example of Georgian architecture and furnishings, and offers a snapshot of daily goings-on; the dinner table is set for a lavish meal, while the servants' hall shows their pristine coats hanging from hooks on the wall. Furniture, pictures and objects, carefully chosen to replicate Georgian tastes, line each room.

The museum offers a 24-hour combination ticket to use at No. 1 Royal Crescent, the Museum of Bath Architecture and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and includes one free visit to Beckford’s Tower at a weekend or Bank Holiday. 

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Reggie the dog in the kitchen. He would have been placed at the dog wheel, an effective but cruel method of turning a cooking spit in an era when the welfare of animals was rarely considered.

Location

Accessibility

  • Limited accessibility for wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchairs for use
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
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