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Museums and Galleries

Housed in some of the city’s finest buildings, the museums of Bath offer a wealth of remarkable stories. 

Take a journey through the city’s history, from Roman settlement through to the Georgian era and on to the modern day with a visit to one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, an elegantly restored Georgian townhouse and a collection of fashion throughout the ages.

Glimpse into the life of some of Bath’s most famous residents including Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice, astronomer and composer William Herschel and novelist William Thomas Beckford.

Discover Bath’s links to science and innovation, from the construction of Georgian townhouses to the discovery of a new planet and the medicinal use of the city’s thermal waters.  Learn about the city’s role in the development of the modern postal system or walk through a complete reconstruction of a soft drinks factory showcasing Victorian engineering.

For unexpected history, visit the largest collection of Americana outside of the United States, take a tour around a Masonic Hall and have a look at eclectic exhibitions on show at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

For something more unusual, pay a visit to The Museum of East Asian Art to admire their fine collection of artefacts from China, Japan, Korea and South East Asia.  

The Victoria Art Gallery and the Holburne Museum offer free entry to their permanent exhibitions. Both are housed in beautiful historic buildings where you can observe fascinating collections by Gainsborough, Turner, Zoffany and more, supplemented by a series of temporary exhibitions running throughout the year.

Many of the museums and galleries offer diverse event programmes throughout the year so try your hand at a workshop, visit a temporary exhibition, immerse yourself in a concert or join an informative talk or lecture.

For a free guide to the history behind Bath’s museums, download our World Heritage Site Audio Tour, which can be played on a smartphone or MP3 player. 

If you are keen to buy modern art, there are also multiple galleries around the city exhibiting pieces available to purchase.
 

Longleat The UK's original safari park, with over 1,200 animals and more than 480 years ... /listings/single/longleat
The Holburne Museum Fascinating art exhibitions in an impressively majestic setting. /listings/single/the-holburne-museum
The Royal Mint Experience The only place in the world where you can watch the United ... /listings/single/the-royal-mint-experience
Museum of East Asian Art The only museum in the UK solely dedicated to the arts and ... /listings/single/museum-of-east-asian-art
Haynes International Motor Museum The UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the world, ... /listings/single/haynes-international-motor-museum
Beaux Arts Bath Bath's Longest Established Contemporary Art Gallery /listings/single/beaux-arts-bath
Avebury Manor and Garden A sixteenth-century manor at the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site. /listings/single/avebury-manor-and-garden
Bath Medical Museum Discover Bath's medical past at this museum in the centre of the ... /listings/single/bath-medical-museum
No.1 Royal Crescent Step back 250 years;sumptuous townhouse museum with summertime views of the Royal ... /listings/single/no.1-royal-crescent
Lacock Abbey, Village and Fox Talbot Museum There's something for everyone at Lacock; the medieval abbey turned family home, ... /listings/single/lacock-abbey-village-and-fox-talbot-museum
Sally Lunn’s Kitchen Museum See where the local delicacy, the original Bath bun, was born, in ... /listings/single/sally-lunns-historic-eating-house-museum
Tyntesfield A spectacular Victorian Gothic revival house with gardens and parkland. /listings/single/tyntesfield
The Edge and Andrew Brownsword Gallery Contemporary arts centre home to exhibitions, performances and workshops. /listings/single/the-edge-art-research-adventure
The Roman Baths The epicentre (and raison d'être!) of the World Heritage city of ... /listings/single/roman-baths
Cheddar Gorge & Caves A famous UK beauty spot, with caves and clifftops. /listings/single/cheddar-gorge
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution An educational charity in the heart of Bath, where everyone is welcome ... /listings/single/bath-royal-literary-and-scientific-institution-brlsi
The Jane Austen Centre Immerse yourself in everything Austen at The Jane Austen Centre. /listings/single/the-jane-austen-centre
Museum of Bath at Work Explore 2,000 years of Bath's working history, from the Romans to the Victorians. /listings/single/museum-of-bath-at-work
Corsham Court A stately home and art gallery with stunning gardens. /listings/single/corsham-court
Bath Postal Museum Discover Bath's pivotal role in the postal service. /listings/single/bath-postal-museum
44AD artspace An award-winning visual arts venue in the centre of Bath. /listings/single/44ad-artspace
Dyrham Park An elegant seventeenth-century mansion and deer park set in acres of rolling ... /listings/single/dyrham-park
Beckford’s Tower and Museum A nineteenth-century folly and museum collection, offering splendid cityscape views. /listings/single/beckfords-tower-museum
Bath’s Original Theatre Royal and Masonic Hall Museum Take a guided tour of Bath's first Theatre Royal, opened in 1750, and ... /listings/single/baths-original-theatre-royal-masonic-hall-museum
Herschel Museum of Astronomy Explore the life of William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Uranus in 1781. /listings/single/herschel-museum-of-astronomy
American Museum and Gardens Journey through the history of America. /listings/single/american-museum-and-gardens
Museum of Bath Architecture Discover how Bath was designed and built, from medieval town to World ... /listings/single/museum-of-bath-architecture
Victoria Art Gallery An art lover's paradise. /listings/single/victoria-art-gallery
Fashion Museum Bath The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic ... /listings/single/fashion-museum
Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass Blow a bauble with master glass makers in Bath's Artisan Quarter. /listings/single/bath-aqua-theatre-of-glass
Somerset Rural Life Museum Somerset Rural Life Museum is family-friendly with something for everyone. /listings/single/somerset-rural-life-museum

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Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

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Corsham Court

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Museum of East Asian Art

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Beaux Arts Bath

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Dyrham Park

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American Museum and Gardens

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No.1 Royal Crescent

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Cheddar Gorge & Caves

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Bath Postal Museum

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Discover Bath's pivotal role in the postal service.

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Beckford’s Tower and Museum

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An award-winning visual arts venue in the centre of Bath.