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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.

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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, 19th June 2024 - Friday, 28th June 2024

Dimbleby WWIIJonathan Dimbleby: Who Won World War Two? at the BRLSIJonathan Dimbleby is one of the UK's best-known political journalists, authors and historians.
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Tuesday, 25th June 2024 - Tuesday, 25th June 2024

Lit and Sci SocsBritain's Literary & Philosophical Societies in Historical Perspective at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific InstitutionHave you ever wanted to know more about the history of the literary and scientific institutions such as BRLSI? This talk explores the rich history of Britain's Literary and Scientific Institutions, from their earliest inception in the 1780s to their heyday in the mid-nineteenth century.
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Tuesday, 25th June 2024 - Tuesday, 25th June 2024

Lit and Phil SocsCommunities of Knowledge-making in Britain at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific InstitutionAs part of BRLSI's bicentenary celebrations, BRLSI is delighted to be hosting a one-day workshop organised by Dr Martha Vandrei (University of Exeter) and Dr Heather Ellis (University of Sheffield) aimed at historians, archivists, curators, librarians and local researchers and those interested in…
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Wednesday, 26th June 2024 - Wednesday, 26th June 2024

Exhibition TourWorld Revealed Exhibition tour at the BRLSIJoin BRLSI for a free World Revealed exhibition tour!
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Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Sunday, 30th June 2024

Discovery weekend 2Brilliant Discovery Weekend at the BRLSIBRLSI is marking its 200th anniversary with a spectacular celebration at Queen Square on the weekend of 29-30 June.
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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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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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