Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street is a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian townhouse. Now a museum, it was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline, and is dedicated to their achievements in music and astronomy.
Particularly evocative features include Herschel’s workshop, his music room and a charming eighteenth-century formal garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
In the Star Vault, a film narrated by the late Sir Patrick Moore takes you on a voyage of discovery through the universe, and brings the history of the house to life.
The modern Caroline Lucretia Gallery houses a programme of temporary exhibitions, and the museum hosts a programme of events including stargazing activities, lectures and music recitals.
Ratings, Awards and Rewards
Adult: £6.50 Per ticket
Child: £3.20 Per ticket
Concession : £5.50 Per ticket
Family: £15.50 Per ticket
Student: £5.50 Per ticket
#12 of 127 things to do in Bath
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
17 Nov 2018: Spent an informative evening at a special opening of the Herschel Museum, with knowledgeable astronomers guiding us round the house which William Herschel turned into an observatory. Initially...
3 Nov 2018: An interesting little museum tucked away in tbe side streets of Bath, giving an insight into the real birth of astronomy. Only criticism was no mention was given of Herschels wife-not even her name!
2 Nov 2018: This was our second visit, it was quite busy as there were lots of children around and I believe a City Mayor too? We also took advantage of the GWR 2 for 1 offer too. The staff member on the desk...