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No.1 Royal Crescent

1 Royal Crescent
Front No 1 Royal Crescent


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child (6-16)£4.00 per ticket
Family (2+4)£22.00 per ticket
Groups (min 15)£7.00 per ticket
Seniors (65+)£7.00 per ticket
Students£7.00 per ticket

Last admission is at 4.30.

Discovery card holders get 50% off admission to No.1
Free access during Heritage Open Week

Joint Ticket discounts for No.1 Royal Crescent and Museum of Bath Architecture.
Adults £12.50
Seniors (65+) £9.50
Family (2+4) £28.00
Child (6-16) £5.00
Joint ticket includes £1 off at Beckford's Tower and Museum and £1 off at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy.


Exclusive sale of latest Emma Bridgewater Bath Mug
Ideal Christmas present!
Latest addition to her ‘Cities of Dreams’ series. It is ONLY available to the public from the No. 1 shop (until 2018 when it will be more widely available) and our stock has a special Royal Crescent 250 understamp. It is therefore a unique collector’s piece only available before Christmas through BPT and would make an ideal Christmas gift. They can be ordered through the No. 1 Royal Crescent website.

Decorated for a Georgian Christmas

Visit now to see gorgeous greenery and foliage decorations, ribbons, candles, spices, candied and painted foodstuffs. A Twelfth Night Cake is beautifully iced and the Georgian cook reveals her ingredients in the kitchen.
The dining table is laden with painted pastries and pies, fruit and sweets.
Pop-up café and late nights on Saturdays and Sundays, to 7.30pm.

No.1 Royal Crescent is a Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath. Built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. No.1 was the first house to be built in the Crescent and originally provided luxury accommodation for the aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.

No.1 Royal Crescent reopened on 21 June 2013 after a major restoration project, and now provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous Palladian facade and see what life was like for the wealthy and their servants in 18th century Bath. Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets. The superbly appointed Dining Room is set for dessert whilst the elegant Drawing Room is ready for fashionable visitors to take tea. The Gentleman’s Retreat reveals the interests of No.1’s first resident, Mr Henry Sandford, including travel and discoveries, electricity and agriculture as well as local gossip and news. Upstairs are a Gentleman’s and a Lady’s bedroom, with original paraphernalia and fittings.

Below stairs are the original kitchen and scullery, coal-holes and servant’s corridors, the Housekeeper’s Room and Servants' Hall. Guides in every room bring the house to life with stories of the past.

Visitor Comments:
“Lovely – a fantastic impression of Georgian life, thank you.” Australia
“Superb – very informative and entertaining.” Canada
“Really interesting...makes this stand out from other museums.” Bath, England
“Absolutely fantastic to see such a beautiful building from the inside.” Kent, England
Open 10.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12.00 – 5.30pm on Mondays.

Groups wishing to visit outside of normal opening hours will be welcome. We can provide speakers, refreshments, drinks, workshops and demonstrations. Please contact or telephone 01225 428126 to discuss.

Download the No.1 App - The No. 1 Royal Crescent App is free to download and available for iPhone and Android. Simply search 'No. 1 Royal Crescent'

Use the No. 1 Royal Crescent App to find out more about No. 1 Royal Crescent before, after or during your visit. Features include:
- Introductory film
- Virtual tour of the house, with images of all rooms and selected objects
- Before and after photographs showing how the rooms have changed over time
- Interactive map showing the location of No. 1 and the other Bath Preservation Trust museums.


  • Video


Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times


  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Arabic printed material
  • Braille - In English
  • Cantonese printed material
  • Czech printed material
  • Danish printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Hindi printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Mandarin printed material
  • Norwegian printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Portuguese printed material
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material
  • Swedish printed material
  • Urdu printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Access Information


Guest information in large print format
Information available in alternative formats
OtherVirtual Tour


There is a lift

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Public toilet
Ticket issuing point
Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet


Staff have had disability awareness training


Facilities for service dogsYes
Hearing loop system
Information screens have visual / audible subtitles
Non-smoking policy throughout the attraction
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
Wheelchairs provided
Free of charge

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

Road Directions

From City Centre to No.1 Royal Crescent >From the Abbey and Roman Baths, walk up Union Street into Old Bond Street, continuing into Milsom Street and at the top turn left into George Street, proceed along and turn right into Gay Street. Upon entering the Circus exit left into Brock Street and the Royal Crescent will be found at the end of the street in front of you. No.1 is the first house as you enter the Royal Crescent.

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Tel: +44 01225 428126


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013/14 - Highly Commended South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013/14 - Highly Commended 2014
  • South West TourismSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013/14 - 2014/15 South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013/14 - 2014/15 2015
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction with Gold Status 2015 Quality Assured Visitor Attraction with Gold Status 2015 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousGeorgian Group Architectural Awards 201 Georgian Group Architectural Awards 201 2015

Opening Times

2018 (1 Feb 2018 - 17 Dec 2018)

* Final exhibition of 2017 is called New Views and celebrates the artworks produced by visitors, community and school groups during the year-long celebrations of the Royal Crescent being 250 years old. On display are textiles, photographs, paintings, sculpture, poetry and silverworks.
* Closed for the winter from 17 December until 10 February 2018.

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