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Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

16 - 18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

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Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution BRLSI

About

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), founded in 1824, is a place where science, literature and the arts come together to fire up imaginations and showcase amazing collections of treasures from around the world.

BRLSI is an independent charity that exists to promote a world of culture to Bath and its surrounding areas, and through the power of digital technology, the wider world. It is non-profitmaking and provides world-class lectures for as little as £4.00 a ticket.

Not only that, BRLSI provides a community hub to a host of smaller cultural societies who use its building to meet, delivers an amazing programme of family activities, and maintains a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance.

 In 2024 the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is celebrating its Bicentenary with 12 months of festivals, world-class talks, exhibitions, family fun and much, much, more! 

For further news of our events and activities sign up to BRLSI’s Weekly What’s On: www.brlsi.org

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Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Charlotte Street Pay and Display Car Park Nearby.

Show Facilities

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Saturday, 12th October 2024

World Revealed poster'The World Revealed' Exhibition at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution BRLSIThis free exhibition features wonderful items donated to BRLSI over the years – although the display represents only a tiny fraction the 150,000 artefacts, specimens and books cared for in their Collection.
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Wednesday, 17th July 2024 - Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Medieval Series: St Alphege – Bath's Anglo-Saxon Martyr - Dr Giles MercerMedieval Series: St Alphege – Bath's Anglo-Saxon Martyr - Dr Giles Mercer at the BRLSIThis is the second in a series of four talks in July about "Medieval History Makers of Bath" – buy a Series Pass from the ticket selection and you can attend all four talks for the price of three!
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Thursday, 18th July 2024 - Thursday, 18th July 2024

John of ToursMedieval Series: John of Tours – Bath's First Bishop at BRLSIThis is the third in a series of four talks in July about "Medieval History Makers of Bath"
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Monday, 22nd July 2024 - Monday, 22nd July 2024

KellyAdmiral Kelly – Saltford's Unlikely Hero at BRLSIWho was Admiral Kelly, and what has he got to do with Saltford, a riverside village between Bristol and Bath?
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Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

EdgarMedieval Series: Edgar the Peaceful – Bath's Crowned King at BRLSIThis is the final talk in a series of four about "Medieval History Makers of Bath"
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Tuesday, 30th July 2024 - Tuesday, 30th July 2024

Assembly Rooms BathChange & Challenge: the history of Bath's Assembly Rooms at BRLSIYou've visited Bath's Assembly Rooms, but what do you actually know about them?
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Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

The Shelleys in BathThe Shelleys and Bath - Deepali Gaskell at BRLSIWhat brought the Shelleys to Bath? This talk looks at the association that Percy, the Romantic poet, and his wife Mary, author of 'Frankenstein', had with Bath and of the time they each spent in the city.
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is on the West side of Queen Square, in the centre of Bath near Milsom St, the Circus and Royal Crescent.

Public Transport Directions

Bath Spa Train Station is approximatley a 15 minute walk.

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What's Nearby

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is on the West side of Queen Square, in the centre of Bath near Milsom St, the Circus and Royal Crescent.

Public Transport Directions

Bath Spa Train Station is approximatley a 15 minute walk.

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