Type: Historic House/Palace
The Museum opens to the public at 11.00am on Friday 21 June 2013. The newly restored servants wing (four rooms on show) is open until Sunday 28 April, after when the museum will be completely closed for final preparations to take place before the grand opening.
Pop in today (until 28 April) to see exhibitions of the museum’s treasures and progress of the project, and browse the lovely new Georgian shop for unique mementos of your visit to Bath.
For more information on the project, please visit www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk
No.1 Royal Crescent is a Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath. Built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. No.1 was the first house to be built in the Crescent and originally provided luxury accommodation for the aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.
After 21 June 2013, No.1 will provide visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous Palladian facade and see what life was like for the wealthy and their servants in 18th century Bath. Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets. The superbly appointed Dining Room is set for dessert whilst the elegant Drawing Room is ready for fashionable visitors to take tea. The Gentleman’s Retreat reveals the interests of No.1’s first resident, Mr Henry Sandford, including travel and discoveries, electricity and agriculture as well as local gossip and news. Upstairs are a Gentleman’s and a Lady’s bedroom, with original paraphernalia and fittings.
Below stairs are the original kitchen and scullery, coal-holes and servant’s corridors, the Housekeeper’s Room and Servant’s Hall. Guides in every room bring the house to life with stories of the past.
“Lovely – a fantastic impression of Georgian life, thank you.” Australia
“Superb – very informative and entertaining.” Canada
“Really interesting...makes this stand out from other museums.” Bath, England
“Absolutely fantastic to see such a beautiful building from the inside.” Kent, England
Open 10.30am – 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12.00 – 5.00pm on Mondays.
|Summer (04/02/2013 - 14/10/2013)|
* Tue-Sun 10.30am - 5.30pm
Mon 12.00 – 5.30pm
Limited access until main house reopens in the summer. Please check website for prices, special exhibitions and opening hours.
Last admission half an hour before closing.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.50 per ticket|
|Child (6-16)||£3.50 per ticket|
|Family (2+2)||£17.00 per ticket|
|Groups (min 15)||£5.00 per ticket|
|Seniors (65+)||£6.50 per ticket|
|Students||£4.00 per ticket|
Last admission half an hour before closing.
Discovery card holders
30% off admission to No.1
Free access on Family Fridays if bringing children to the workshops
Free access during Heritage Open Week
50p off at BOBC
Joint Ticket discounts for No.1 Royal Crescent and Building of Bath Collection.
Seniors (65+) £9.00
Family (2+2) £21.00
Child (6-16) £3.50
Joint ticket includes £1 off at Beckford's Museum
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Approx length of visit - 1 hour
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates
- Switch accepted
- Visa accepted
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Chinese printed material
- Czech printed material
- Dutch printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Italian printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Norwegian printed material
- Russian printed material
- Spanish printed material
- Swedish printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
From City Centre to No.1 Royal Crescent >From the Abbey and Roman Baths, walk up Union Street into Old Bond Street, continuing into Milsom Street and at the top turn left into George Street, proceed along and turn right into Gay Street. Upon entering the Circus exit left into Brock Street and the Royal Crescent will be found at the end of the street in front of you. No.1 is the first house as you enter the Royal Crescent.