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.
New to the Museum in 2023 is Caroline Herschel’s Memoir Manuscript, acquired with the help of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other supporters. Read Caroline’s innermost thoughts, written in her own hand.
An audio tour is 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. There is also 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.
Occasional astronomy sessions take place outside the Herschels' workshop, in the charming eighteenth-century formal garden, where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus from 1781. A specially-commissioned stonework marks the place where William made his discovery from.
Visit the website for event dates, opening times and to purchase tickets.
For all group and school bookings, please contact the museum.
A disabled parking space is situated outside the museum in New King Street.
An audio tour is available for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, accompanied by a book of tactile images.
A virtual tour is available to visitors with mobility problems on the ground floor; it is also possible to see Constructing the Heavens on a screen in the reception area.
Tactile plans of the museum and garden are available with raised lettering and Braille.
Replicas of objects such as Herschel’s polishing machine situated in the workshop are designed to be handled.
Book Tickets Online
|£12.00 per ticket
|£10.50 per ticket
Under 18s Free – with accompanying adult
Concessions for Seniors, Students, NHS & Blue Light
Bath Preservation Trust Members Free – Proof of membership required upon entry
Tickets are annual passes and can be used for free repeat returns to the museum for up to 12 months from purchase
- Gift Shop
- Facilities for Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
- Event Venue
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
- Parking (charge) - Charlotte Street Car Park
- Special group rates
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019
- TripAdvisor Awards TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
- Regional and Miscellaneous Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2017/18 - Gold 2017
- TripAdvisor Awards TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
|Opening (11 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Tuesday - Sunday
* 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm.
• 11th February to 31st December (Tuesday to Sunday)
• Closed between 1pm to 2pm on Weekends