Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Herschel Museum of Astronomy plans to reopen to visitors from 19th May 2021, Wednesday to Sunday, subject to Government guidelines. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates and booking information.
A brand-new audio tour is now available for adult visitors bringing the house to life with stories about how the Herschel family lived and worked in Bath, exploring their contributions to science and music during their time at 19 New King Street. Also new for 2021 is an audio-visual guide for children – meet Caroline Herschel as she takes you around her home and helps you explore the home and collections, encouraging you to make your own discoveries.
19 New King Street was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline, and is dedicated to their achievements in music and astronomy.
The astronomy sessions take place outside Herschel’s workshop, in the charming eighteenth-century formal garden, where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
Visit the website for session dates, times and to purchase tickets.