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Museum of Bath At Work

Discover the industriousness of Bath’s residents throughout history at this engaging museum

  • Heritage
  • Museums

From the 2,000-year-old Roman tourism industry, right through to the modern day, via Bath Stone quarries and feats of Victorian engineering, the museum shows what life has been like for Bath workers over thousands of years.

Visitors are invited to step back in time and imagine what it was really like to work in a Victorian soft drinks factory, or to crawl down into the cool depths of a Bath Stone mine. Exhibits include displays on the Horstmann car company, Bath chairs, trains, trams and tourism, and a unique self-winding clock built in the city in 1866, as well as frequent film screenings.

Located around the corner from the Museum of Bath Architecture, and just a short stroll to the Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum, the Museum of Bath at Work can be written in as part of any fun day out in the city. 

Did you know?

Plasticine was invented by Bath art teacher William Harbutt in 1897. He began by making small quantities at his home in Alfred Street, with large scale production moving to a former flour mill in Bathampton in 1901.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Disabled parking
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
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