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Museums Week

Bath Museums Week


All activities are free for local residents with a Discovery Card.


Museums in Bath and North East Somerset will host an array of special events and activities this October half-term as part of Museums Week.

Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in our local museums and all activities are free for local residents with a Discovery Card.

There will be more than 100 activities taking place across 23 venues during the nine-day celebration.

-Discover 800 years of history at the Mayor’s Parlour and see Bath’s Royal Charters, gold, silver and sword
-Look at fancy dress from the 1920s at the Fashion Museum Bath, and make a colourful headdress
-Make a Roman actor’s mask at the Roman Baths
-Create pictures using oil pastels and find out about complementary colours and how they work at the Victoria Art Gallery
-Join a family-friendly tour of the floor at Bath Abbey and learn about the 1,500+ memorials and the lives of the people they commemorate
-Experience what life was like for Victorian children at the Radstock Museum
-Watch the Forged Line Dance Company bring the story of William and Caroline Herschel to life at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy
-Take a tour of Beckford’s Tower and Lansdown Cemetery, which was once Beckford’s garden
-Enjoy daily bun tastings at Sally Lunn’s
-Follow the clues on the Children’s Trail and collect stickers at each museum

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Opening Times

Opening (21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
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