Building of Bath Collection, Bath

Building of Bath Collection, Bath (must see)

For the many visitors that come to Bath, getting an understanding of the events that led to its transformation is essential. Formerly a sleepy provincial town, Bath was transformed into a wealthy spa town and major tourist destination in the Georgian era. The Building of Bath Collection is a must-visit attraction to learn more about the events of the time that led to this rejuvenation. The collection is housed in The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel on the northern edge of the city centre, just off the Paragon, one of many grand Georgian avenues that led travellers into town from Bristol and London.

Maintained by the Bath Development Trust, the Building of Bath Collection is home to the Bath Model, a model reconstruction of the Georgian city. Numerous documents and artefacts show the design principles behind the Georgian transformation of Bath, whilst detailed architectural studies show how the town’s famous crescents of three storey houses are constructed. The Collection can be viewed from 10.30am until 5.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. In February and May, the attraction is open through the week. Adult tickets are £4, concessions are £3.50, and a family ticket costs £10.00. Guided tours are available, and large groups may be eligible for discounted entry.

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Building of Bath Collection on Map

Sight Name: Building of Bath Collection
Sight Location: Bath, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Bath Museums Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Bath, England

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