It’s so incredibly frustrating when you only have a limited time in which to explore a city, going to a museum, gallery or restaurant, only to discover upon arrival that it’s shut. If only you’d known in advance you could have planned to do something else.
In an effort to avoid situations like these, and to save you from having to visit vast numbers of different museum websites, we’ve decided to compile a list of the opening days and times for some of Bath’s top museums here. There are plenty to choose from!
No.1 Royal Crescent
See behind the scenes of a Georgian house as it would have been decorated between 1776-1796. The house is filled with beautiful period furniture, paintings, objects and antique curios from the era, as well as very friendly and knowledgeable room guides!
Opening times: Tuesday- Sunday
Last entry on all days at 4:30pm
Admission Price: £10 adults, £7 concessions
The Roman Baths
Take a tour around some of the best-preserved Roman remains in Britain. Taste the waters (though be warned; they’re quite strong!) and find out about how it was that Bath first came to be. It’s a fascinating insight into Roman times and a must-see on a visit to Bath
Opening times: January-February
March – June
Last entry on all days at 5:00pm
Admission Price: £15 adults, £13.25 concessions
The Bath Fashion Museum
Try on a corset and find out about fashion through the ages. Bath Fashion Museum is just below the famous Assembly Rooms as well which are definitely worth seeing.
Opening times: January-February
March – October
Last entry on all days is one hour before closing time
Admission Price: £8.75 adults, £7.75 concessions
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Visit the house where William Herschel discovered Uranus and learn about his other unknown talents. A good mix of history and science.
Opening times: Weekdays
Weekends and Bank Holidays
Last entry on all days at 4:15pm
Admission Price: £6.50 adults, £5.50 seniors, £3.50 students
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn about the famous author, try on period costume and explore the world in which she lived in this interactive exhibition. A must for any literature fans.
Opening times: All days (except Saturday) until 4th April
Sundays until 4th April
Last entry on all days is one hour before closing.
Extended hours from April 4th onwards.
Admission Price: £11 adults, £9.50 seniors, £8.50 students
The American Museum
The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside of the USA. Learn about the lives of the Native Americans, find out how the US came to be, and much more besides. This is the sort of museum you can easily spend a whole afternoon at.
Opening times: Sadly closed until Sunday 19th March and then:
12noon-5pm (5:30pm for the grounds)
Admission Price: £11 adults, £9.50 concessions
The Postal Museum
The first letter with a Penny Black stamp was sent from Bath in 1840. This neat little museum pays homage to this fact by providing an in depth overview of all things postal, right from the late bronze age up until the present day.
Opening times: Monday-Saturday
11am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Admission Price: £4.50 adults, £3.50 concessions
The Museum of Bath Architecture
It may not sound like a museum for anyone except building fanatics or professional builders, but actually finding out that there are a whole heap of political reasons behind why Bath’s buildings look the way they do is pretty interesting!
Opening times: Tuesday- Friday
Admission Price: £5.50 adults, £4.50 concessions