We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Museum of Bath Architecture

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bath BA1 5NA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1225 333895
Today
02:00 - 05:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 02:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Description:

The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

This...

The Museum is now closed for the winter, reopening on 13 February 2016.

This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters. Based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Fascinating & well worth a visit

The museum has made some changes to the layout - there is a model of Number 1 The Crescent which then links to the way different features are created, for example stone carving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
clarecharliecat
,
Matlock, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 89: English reviews
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has made some changes to the layout - there is a model of Number 1 The Crescent which then links to the way different features are created, for example stone carving, roofing with slates, wood carving. I found it fascinating and it was great to see the skilled workmanship involved in building a Georgian house. The models and... More 

Helpful?
Thank clarecharliecat
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
237 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fascinating little venue, housed in a handsome old Chapel, this is a must if you have any interest in architecture and how Bath was built. The excellent model of the City gives an excellent idea of its layout. Spend minutes or browse for longer., but do go!

Helpful?
Thank B F
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good history lesson and I learnt a few things that I didn't know about masonry and glass making. It was interesting but there was a lack of depth. Nice toilets and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Benjamin S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum with great expectation but as others have found a very small and some what lacking museum. The layout is less than helpful and doesn't really explore the architecture in detail. I fully appreciate this is an independent museum but it just misses the mark so maybe it could be merged with another exhibition so the high entry... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank E11i3
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This Museum is part of the Bath Walking Tour. You can get a map for this tour at the local Tourist Welcoming Center right next to the Abbey.

Helpful?
Thank Jim B
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Paid £ 5.50 to see a room the size of my bedroom with few paintings and a 5 minute video on an old small TV. I recognise that it might be a paradise for architecture lovers but it is absolutely a boring experience for anyone else. Hardly any interactive displays and the cherry on the cake is the brick on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Victor P
MuseumBathArch, Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Museum of Bath Architecture housed in a 1765 chapel. As an independent museum we receive no government funding and rely entirely on visitors buying a ticket in order to stay open. Hopefully your experience will not put off anyone else who wants to discover the story behind how the... More 

Gloucester
Level Contributor
71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was one of my favourite attractions. We had come to Bath to see the best collection of Georgian architecture, this exhibition with the fantastic models and architectural drawings were an added bonus.

Helpful?
Thank Jane S
Ireland
Level Contributor
122 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting museum if you are into architeture, building and the history of Bath. If not it will not be your cup of tea. It is not large but sets out the techniques and styles involved in what makes Bath the beautiful city that it is.In its time the buildings of Bath were at the forefront of technology.Well... More 

Helpful?
Thank letter1
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Me and my friend was visiting Bath for the Jane Austen festival and decided to check out some museums while we were there. At the Bath Fashion museum they had a campaign offering of three tickets,one to the fashion museum itself ,one to the Royal Crescent One and one to the Museum of Bath Architecture. Me and my friend made... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sofia K
No1RoyalCrescent, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Dear Sofia. What a shame you didn't like the museum! It is the smallest of the three you visited, for certain, but along with No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Fashion Museum the idea of the combined 'Go Georgians' ticket is to reveal the whole story behind Bath's development as a fashionable and decadent destination. Jane Austen marvelled at the... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We didn't unfortunately. Paid for 2 tickets, walked for ages up steep cobbled hills only to find it closed for next 2 days. Next opening time would be the afternoon we travelled home.

Helpful?
Thank Barry T
No1RoyalCrescent, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Bath Architecture, responded to this review

Dear Barry. We're sorry you found us closed and I'd really like to find out where you bought your tickets from as they should have told you the opening times there and then. Was it a combined ticket? Our opening times are clearly stated on our website and on the Visit Bath tourism website. I'm a bit confused because we... More 

Travellers who viewed Museum of Bath Architecture also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Bath Architecture? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Bath Architecture staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?