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Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events throughout the year, giving you even more reasons to visit this alluring city.

There’s lots for culture vultures. With 160 events spread out over more than two weeks, the multi-arts Bath Festival is the perfect excuse for a longer stay in the city. The huge bill features rock, classical and world music from a host of global performers like Robert Plant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. For bookworms, there’s also an encyclopaedic literature programme of talks and Q&As from top writers.

And you can immerse yourself in the world of Bath’s most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival, featuring elegant masked balls, walking tours and talks (many staged in locations straight out of Austen’s stories).

There’s more music at Mozartfest and Bachfest, when the cream of the international classical music scene descends on the city for performances of pieces by (of course) Mozart and Bach plus other legendary composers. The venues – including the Assembly Rooms and Bath Abbey – are pretty legendary too.

Indulge your sense of fun at the Bath Comedy Festival, nearly three weeks of shows at venues everywhere in the city. Expect to see comedy legends like Barry Cryer and Paul Merton, plus a host of rising stars.

Get in the festive spirit at our famous Bath Christmas Market. Even the hardest-hearted Scrooge won’t be able to resist this Christmas shopping experience, the most magical in Britain. Browse pretty wooden chalets packed with one-of-a-kind gifts and seasonal surprises, plus plenty of warming winter food.

Bath is fizzing with festivals and events 12 months of the year. We’ve only scratched the surface here. Use the events search to find out what’s on and start planning your trip now.

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  • Mar
    19
  • Jan
    1

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

at The Fashion Museum

This exhibition celebrates fashion throughout history, from the 1500s to the present day.

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  • Feb
    3
  • Apr
    28

Royal Women at the Fashion Museum

at The Fashion Museum

Royal Women examines how the roles of the female figures of the monarchy influenced their choice of dress.

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  • Feb
    10
  • Jan
    1

Women’s Suffrage 100

at Bath Preservation Trust Museums

Pioneering Bath women are celebrated at No. 1 Royal Crescent, MoBA, the Herschel Museum and Beckford’s Tower.

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  • Mar
    3
  • Oct
    28

The Beckford Women

at Beckford Tower

This exhibition explores the lives, loves and loss of the women who influenced – and were influenced by – William Beckford.

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  • Mar
    24
  • Sep
    3

Predators

at Longleat

Are you ready to come face to face with some of the biggest, fastest, stealthiest and strangest predators around?

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  • Mar
    24
  • Jan
    1

Wonder Women of Space

at The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Wonder Women of Space celebrates the role of women scientists and engineers.

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  • Mar
    29
  • Oct
    28

Side By Side

at The American Museum

Side by Side will uncover the relationship between the US, and Europe, and reflect on those who went into battle.

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  • Apr
    10
  • Jul
    29

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet

at The American Museum

The oldest quilt in existence the patchwork coverlet will be displayed at the American Museum to mark its 300th anniversary.

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  • Apr
    14
  • Nov
    25

Building Memory - The Architecture of Death and Burial

at Museum of Bath Architecture

An exhibition about how architecture has the power to commemorate the dead.

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  • May
    1
  • Nov
    2

Prior Park Garden Tours - Tuesdays and Thursdays

at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Wander through historic Prior Park on this free and informative guided tour. The theme for 2018 is 25 years of garden restoration.

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  • May
    5
  • Sep
    9

Bath Open Studios

at various locations throughout the city

Artists in Bath open their doors to the public for the annual Bath Open Studios.

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  • May
    5
  • Jan
    6

Pop-Up Pandas: An Art Installation

at Longleat

Come face to face with a whole parade of differently decorated pandas.

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  • May
    19
  • Sep
    2

A Celebration of Flowers

at Victoria Art Gallery

Renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett will make a welcome return to Bath in May.

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  • May
    24
  • Sep
    3

T-Rex: The Killer Question

at Longleat

Exhibition that uses incredible life-size animatronics, casts, static models and graphical displays to engage visitors.

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  • May
    25
  • Sep
    16

Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust

at The Holburne Museum

Bringing together some of the National Trust’s best-loved works of seventeenth-century Dutch art.

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