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Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH


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Museum of Bath at Work


The past, present and future of Bath’s working life - from Roman tourism to 18th century building and Victorian engineering to modern high technology. From handloom weavers, builders, engineers and corset makers to the creative industries of the 21st century.

Displays include a reconstructed Bath Stone mine, 19th century soft drinks factory, Victorian engineering works, ironmonger's shop, cabinet maker's workshop, 1914 Horstmann car and an1851 Bath Chair all on show in an 18th century Real Tennis Court!

An exhibition of metal sculpture by local artists Jean Farrell and Maureen Hosier will be on show from May 2022.

In 2022 an exhibition of portrait photographs of local working people – All Day Long: Bath at Work will be on show from June. This will complement the ‘Bath Can Make it’ exhibition of local manufacturers.

Light refreshments, souvenir shop, temporary exhibitions and children's play space. Free audioguides, machinery demonstrations and ten minute talks from the Museum staff every day! Check website for details.


Access information

The two main display galleries at the Museum of Bath at Work are fully accessible for all visitors. The ground floor (Hudson Gallery, stone mines and cabinet-making display, library & research room) is not accessible for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility. There is a wheelchair lift to the top floor display gallery.

There is level access to the access door at the rear of the museum building. Please ring 01225 318348 when you arrive.

There are benches or chairs in all of our galleries and in the entrance area

There is a disabled-accessible toilet adjacent to the level access door on the main display floor.  Other toilets are on the ground floor by the entrance.

Free audioguides are available to describe the displays.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.

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  • Gift Shop


  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Open by appointment only

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities

Opening Times

Opening (1 Apr 2022 - 30 Nov 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
Opening (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023)
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*

* Opening hours:
10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends only.
December closed completely and weekends only from January until April 1st.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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