Courtesy Bath Preservation Trust

Museum of Bath Architecture

Explore the exhibitions that detail how Georgian Bath was created, from mining the stone to furnishing the completed buildings

  • Architecture
  • Heritage
  • Museums

The Museum of Bath Architecture uses maps, models, designs, drawings, paintings and tools tell the story of how eighteenth century architects and craftsmen helped turn a watering hole for the sick into the destination of choice for Georgian high society.

Celebrating the distinctive Georgian architecture that makes Bath so special, and has contributed to it becoming a World UNESCO Heritage site, highlights of the museum include a 1:500 scale model of Bath, giving a miniature birds-eye-view of the whole city.  

The Museum of Bath Architecture is a short walk to many of Bath’s famous architectural treasures, including the famous Royal Crescent and The Circus, making this a destination not to be missed.

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. Visit the website for more details. 

Don't miss,

Architect John Wood’s drawing set, engraved with his name and crest. These were the very instruments used by John Wood to design the city’s iconic spaces and buildings. With his notebooks and drawings, these precious items are treasured as the very tools that built Bath.

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Accessibility

  • Limited accessibility for wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Baby changing facilities
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