Bath Museums Walking Tour, Bath

Bath Museums Walking Tour, Bath

Discover Bath's rich history of commercial development, fashion and Roman heritage. The astronomer Hershel lived and worked here. Bath is also well known for its architecture. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the great museums Bath has to offer, including its principal attraction - the Roman baths.
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Bath Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bath Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Bath (See other walking tours in Bath)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: rose
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Museum of Bath at Work

1) Museum of Bath at Work (must see)

Situated on Julian Road, a five minute walk north of the city centre and close to the historic Royal Crescent and the Assembly Rooms, the Museum of Bath at Work offers a walking tour of 2000 years of working life in the city. The museum is housed within a real tennis court that dates from the 1700s, and was regularly visited by author Jane Austen. The route through the museum leads you through a recreated history of industry in Bath, from the Roman era to the present day. The highlight is a full...   view more
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The Fashion Museum

2) The Fashion Museum (must see)

The Fashion Museum is located inside Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms, a ten minute walk north of Bath city centre. The museum houses historical fashion collections from the 18th century until the present day. Early exhibits include Victorian men’s waistcoats and elaborately embroidered silk gowns. The museum is known for its impressive collection of works by 20th century fashion designers, including Vivienne Westwood and Norman Hartnell. The museum also houses regular additional exhibitions,...   view more
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Building of Bath Collection

3) Building of Bath Collection (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...   view more
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Jane Austen Centre

4) Jane Austen Centre (must see)

Jane Austen Centre is a renown museum in Bath, which exhibits the life of the famous novelist Jane Austin during her years of living in Bath and the impact the city has had on her writing. Jane Austen resided in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and it is here where she wrote two of her six published novels: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. In an 18th century atmosphere you can view exclusive films, costumes, maps and books, perfectly reflecting Jane Austin's experience in Bath. Annually, the Centre...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bath Postal Museum

5) Bath Postal Museum (must see)

The Bath Postal Museum charts the history of the British postal service from a local perspective. The museum is situated in the basement of the Post Office on Northgate Street, in the heart of the historic city centre. The presence of a postal museum in Bath has historical relevance. The first Penny Black stamp was posted just yards away on Broad Street, at the previous home of the museum.

Founded by a local couple thirty years ago, the Bath Postal Museum offers a wealth of exhibits and...   view more
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Roman Baths

6) Roman Baths (must see)

The Roman Baths are Bath’s most famous tourist attraction. A beautifully preserved relic of the town’s foundation as a Roman settlement, the baths lay ruined for centuries prior to extensive restoration in the 18th century. Now fully restored, they are one of the world’s only examples of naturally heated swimming baths – although you can no longer swim in them! The Roman Baths as a visitor attraction is divided into four sections – the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the original...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

7) Herschel Museum of Astronomy (must see)

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is located at 19 New King Street, the former home of astronomers William and Caroline Herschel. Situated on a quiet side street close to the bustling Seven Dials area of Bath, the Herschel Museum is housed entirely within a compact Georgian townhouse. The Herschels lived in the house for five years in the 18th century. In that short time, William Herschel discovered the planet of Uranus through a telescope that can be seen inside the museum. The museum houses a...   view more

Walking Tours in Bath, England

Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour

Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour

Discover the wonderful places of worship in Bath. Most of them are beautiful examples of Gothic architecture. One of the most popular churches in Bath, founded in the 7th century, is Bath Abbey. Other than being places of worship and spectacular buildings, most of these churches are actively involved in the community life, helping the needy, and teaching the Bible. Be sure to visit these spiritual places and feel their energy.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Bath Buildings and Architecture Walking Tour

Bath Buildings and Architecture Walking Tour

Discover the wonderful architecture of Bath, a blend of Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Medieval, Tudor, and Stuart styles. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987, largely because of its architectural history and the way in which the city landscape draws together public and private buildings and spaces. The many examples of Palladian architecture are purposefully integrated into the urban spaces to provide a "picturesque aestheticism".

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Family Entertainment Walk in Bath

Family Entertainment Walk in Bath

This tour offers great attractions for the entertainment of children in the city of Bath. Glassblowing demonstrations could be your next unforgettable experience in Bath. The children’s play area in the Royal Victoria Park, the Beazer Garden Maze, the Egg club from Theatre Royal, an enjoyable river boat trip, and of course a peek into the world of sweets are definitely places and activities your family will enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun at these spots with your children.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Georgian Architectural Walking Tour in Bath

Georgian Architectural Walking Tour in Bath

Central Bath is well known for its wonderful Georgian architecture. Many streets and squares were designed by famous architects John Wood, the Elder and his son John Wood, the Younger. This tour takes you through such architectural masterpieces as the Circus, Royal Crescent, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge and more. Many buildings in Bath were built from the creamy Bath stone, obtained from the limestone Combe Down and Bathampton Down Miles, which belonged to Ralph Allen.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Architectural Walk in Bath

Architectural Walk in Bath

This tour offers a walk through buildings constructed mostly during the Victorian era and the period after that. One of the characteristics of architecture of that time was the introduction of steel as a building component. Most of the attractions of this tour are listed buildings. The early twentieth century architectural traditions of Bath blend with the art deco style. The whole City of Bath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Renowned for its natural hot springs discovered by ancient Romans, peculiar Georgian architecture set in honey-coloured stone and the tranquil surroundings of the rolling English countryside, the city of Bath is a World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination since the 18th century. Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, The Circus and many other local attractions are featured in this orientation walk for your exploration and enjoyment.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km