Building of Bath Collection

Price guide: Budget

The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, BANES , BA1 5NA

Price guide: Budget

Building of Bath Collection
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#17 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture

Expert review of Building of Bath Collection

Discover how Bath was built up and became a Georgian spa town.

Bath is rightfully famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture and this charming little collection gives an overview of how houses were constructed and looks into how classical design influenced the architecture of Bath. It’s also a rich source of information about the rebuilding of Bath after the Second World War – like many locals I only happened on this place by chance, but I’m glad I did and as an added bonus it’s housed in the pretty 18th Century Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel. My favourite display is the fascinating scale model of Bath – it’s perfect if you can’t afford a hot air balloon ride, but would like to see the city from above.

Price advice: 

Adult tickets are £4.

Expert tips: 
Come here first before you do other tours of Bath as it will help your appreciation of the city’s architecture and orientation.
If you’re a regular visitor to Bath and interested in its heritage, it might be worth joining the Bath Preservation Trust as they also run the Herschel Museum and No1 Royal Crescent. Check the website for details.

More information on Building of Bath Collection:

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The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, BANES , BA1 5NA
01225 333895
Months open:
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Opening times:
Mid-Feb-end of Nov, Sat-Mon 10.30am-5pm. Open daily during school holidays.
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