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The Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH

Type:Historic Site

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The Assembly Rooms


The Bath Assembly Rooms is a Grade 1 listed building designed by John Wood the Younger in the 18th century. The New or Upper Rooms as they were known, provided a place for people to meet and enjoy daily entertainments including balls, concerts, teas and gambling. ‘Polite society’ flocked to the Assembly Rooms, including the novelists Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, and the painter Thomas Gainsborough.

Bath Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, the perfect venue for entertainment. When completed in 1771, they were described as 'the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'.

Management of the Assembly Rooms has recently returned to the National Trust as they work on a new visitor experience due to open in 2026. Until then there will be special events, tours and programming for visitors to enjoy.


Visit the website for full details of opening times and events.


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* Please visit the Assembly Rooms website for opening information.


Friday, 2nd February 2024 - Sunday, 31st March 2024

A guided tour group in the Ball Room at Bath Assembly Rooms Guided Tours at Bath Assembly RoomsTake a guided tour of the Bath Assembly Rooms this summer to hear the history of the building and a little about the plans for the future.
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Friday, 1st March 2024 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

Friday, 8th March 2024 - Sunday, 10th March 2024

Friday, 15th March 2024 - Friday, 15th March 2024

Sunday, 17th March 2024 - Sunday, 17th March 2024

Friday, 22nd March 2024 - Sunday, 24th March 2024

Friday, 29th March 2024 - Monday, 1st April 2024

A person in the Cold Bath at Bath Assembly RoomsHard hat behind-the-scene event tours at The Assembly RoomsThese hard hat tours are the first in a series of specialist event tours that will be on offer at Bath Assembly Rooms this year.
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Friday, 29th March 2024 - Sunday, 14th April 2024

Children crafting at Bath Assembly RoomsEaster Crafts at The Assembly RoomsDuring the Easter school holidays Bath Assembly Rooms will be offering crafts for families to do.
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